In response to growing demand from departments for network management and support services, EIS is pleased to introduce a new service offering called Network as a Service (NaaS). This service allows departments to leverage the specialized skills and experience of the network experts in the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions group to ensure fast and reliable network connectivity within departments. NaaS fills the skills and capacity gaps that often occur in departments where there may only be 1 or 2 IT staff who are spread very thin. NaaS offloads the design, provisioning and ongoing management of the departmental network and makes it easier to predict and budget for costs associated with what has now become a utility as essential and ubiquitous as power, heating and cooling. Pricing is based on a per port basis and includes the cost of network switches. Departments that have recently completed a network refresh can opt for just the Network Management service.
Please read through the details below and feel free to contact us if you would like to find out more.
NaaS was launched on May 1st 2019.
Network Management Service: $10 per port* per year
Network Infrastructure: $15 per port* per year
NaaS Total: $25 per port* per year
*based on total port count
Department with 10 x 48-port switches:
10 x 48 x $25 = $12,000 per year
5 year cost: $60,000
1 x PB10 FTE @ $60,950 + 24.75% benefits = $76,035 per year
Plus OTO cost of switches: 10 x $2,200 = $22,000
5 year cost: $402,175
These images show a typical departmental network room before EIS came in and installed proper cable management systems, labelled patch cables and refreshed the network switches:
If you are interested in signing up for NaaS, have any questions about the service or would like to arrange for a network assessment, please contact us.