4WD service centre cloud migration
ILB Computing had an existing client with 20 staff in 1 location. The business has been operating for 25 years servicing the local area with a vehicle servicing outlet and retail premises selling 4WD related equipment.
Their server was getting old and required frequent reboots and the disks were beginning to fail.
The computer workstations were getting old and having increased issues.
The client wanted to open a second branch to offer service in another area closer to a growing market.
By moving the server to AWS EC2, and all workstations to AWS Workspaces, we created a far more robust and flexible infrastructure and avoided the upfront cost of purchasing new servers and workstations and associated data replication between branches or RDP licenses.
The server size is instantly scaleable to suit the changing needs of the business.
Each workspace is accessible via the “converted” old workstations. As the new location will share staff with the current location, each user will have remote access to the “same” workspace so they are familiar with the workstation. With a simple VPN solution, printing to either location is simple.
The only workspaces that needed to be created were the ones for concurrent staff so staff that move between locations don’t need expensive workstations.
- Server Move $660
- Server hosting & workspace cost per month $589
- Workspace setup $825
- VPN setup $220
- Misc configuration and setting up apps $220
Total cost and time to complete migration
$1925 + $589 per month ( 6 workspaces plus cloud storage and VPN server )
( Note the monthly cost can be reduced significantly by prepaying for 1-3yr periods )
Total project time 3 days including training
AWS Services used
VPC, EC2, Route53, Workspaces, Directory services