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Substantial IT Cost Reduction with 2X ApplicationServer

Submitted by on January 7, 2010 – 1:38 pm5 Comments

A Case study showing how application delivery using 2X ApplicationServer 7 lowers
total cost of ownership compared to Citrix XenApp 5

2X ApplicationServer is a globally-recognized software solution, with thousands
of installations, for remote published application delivery in a reliable, low-cost
manner. To demonstrate the cost-effectiveness of 2X ApplicationServer versus competing
solutions, the costs of the 2X solution were compared to a competing Citrix XenApp
5 solution for a given configuration. The server user density values, operating
costs and maintenance fees shown are estimates to demonstrate potential TCO savings
and resulting ROI increases possible by investing in a 2X ApplicationServer-based
solution; the actual costs of solution implementation may vary, depending upon what
application and hardware configurations are chosen.

Sample Case

A shipping company has a remote application delivery network of 1500 users, all
of whom need personal access to server applications at all times, requiring 1500
concurrent connections. The company is purchasing a solution specifically for reliable
remote application delivery, without unnecessary additional features.

Competing remote application solutions for the configuration above are presented
below, assuming a user density of 50 users/server:

50 Users/Server Solution Costs*


2X Citrix
User Density (users/server) 50 User Density (users/server) 50
Server Operational Costs (electrical, floor) per server/year $1,200 Server Operational Costs (electrical, floor) per server/year $1,200
Users 1500 Users 1500
Servers 30 Servers 30
Product Purchase ASENT30 (ASENT with 28 ASAGENT) Product Purchase 1500 XenApp 5 Advanced Concurrent User Connection Licenses
Product Cost $47,155 Product Cost $367,500 ($245/license)
Maintenance Purchase ASENT30UPIN Maintenance Purchase 1500 XenApp 5 Advanced License Renewals
Annual Maintenance Cost $14,150 Annual Maintenance Cost $52,500 ($35/license)


Three-Year Solution Costs*


2X Citrix
Product Cost $47,155 Product Cost $367,500
3-Year Operational Costs $108,000 3-Year Operational Costs $108,000
3-Year Maintenance Costs $42,000 3-Year Maintenance Costs $157,500
Total Cost $197,155 Total Cost $633,000



With a server load of 50 users per server, the 2X ApplicationServer 7 solution has
a three-year TCO of $197,155, versus a cost of $633,000 for a Citrix XenApp 5 solution,
providing 2X customers with a 68% saving over Citrix users.

The resulting savings from a 2X solution increase further if a user density of 100
users/server is assumed:

100 Users/Server Solution Costs*


2X Citrix
User Density (users/server) 100 User Density (users/server) 100
Server Operational Costs (electrical, floor) per server/year $1,200 Server Operational Costs (electrical, floor) per server/year $1,200
Users 1500 Users 1500
Servers 15 Servers 15
Product Purchase ASENTPRN15 (ASENTPRN with 13 ASAGENT) Product Purchase 1500 XenApp 5 Advanced Concurrent User Connection Licenses
Product Cost $23,225 Product Cost $367,500 ($245/license)
Maintenance Purchase ASENT15UPIN Maintenance Purchase 1500 XenApp 5 Advanced License Renewals
Annual Maintenance Cost $6,970 Annual Maintenance Cost $52,500 ($35/license)


Three-Year Solution Costs*


2X Citrix
Product Cost $23,225 Product Cost $367,500
3-Year Operational Costs $54,000 3-Year Operational Costs $54,000
3-Year Maintenance Costs $20,910 3-Year Maintenance Costs $157,500
Total Cost $98,135 Total Cost $579,000



With an increased user density of 100 users/server, the 2X three-year TCO drops
to $98,135, while the Citrix solution costs only fall to $579,000, showing a new
2X solution savings rate of over 83% compared to a comparable Citrix solution. As
2X license costs are determined by the number of physical servers to which the product
is installed, rather than simply the total number of solution users, the greater
the user density available through a given configuration, the greater the potential
savings from using a 2X solution.

As shown in the scenarios above, the purchase of a 2X ApplicationServer 7 solution
not only provides effective, reliable remote application publishing capabilities,
but does so at a far lower cost than its competitors. To enjoy similarly significant
cost savings in your IT environment, email sales@2x.com
for a personalized quote, or visit http://www.2x.com to download
the trial version.

*2X solution costs based on retail prices shown on the official 2009 2X price list
(http://www.2x.com/ordering/pricing.html).
Citrix costs are based upon verified quotes given by Citrix resellers.

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