Centralized Backup Pricing

Below are prices for the most common setups on campus and general information about how pricing is done. For specific pricing on platforms not mentioned below please send mail to help-backups-l@lsv.uky.edu.

Our current product, TSM (Tivoli Storage Manager), prices their software by whether the machine to be backed up is a server or a desktop, how many processors and cores it has, and how backups will be generated. In addition to the startup cost to purchase the software (which was omitted for machines switched over from the previous backup software), there is a yearly maintenance fee (which allows for call-in support and software patches/upgrades) that everyone will pay.

Backups can be done either of two ways: over the conventional campus network (LAN), or over a high-speed storage network (SAN). The SAN is a more expensive method and is generally used only for systems with very large amounts of data. Machines backing up over the SAN must be on the same SAN as the TSM server, and must purchase a TSM for SAN license in addition to the regular license.  You should contact the Computing Center Staff early in your planning if you think you will need SAN access.

If TSM for Databases is purchased for a database server, a server license for TSM backups must be purchased for it as well.

While prices are given per processor/core, some processors count as more or less than one processor for charging purposes. Contact help-backups-l@lsv.uky.edu for clarification on how much a given processor type will be charged, but please be aware that there may be delays as the question may need to be referred to IBM.

Charges for multi-processor machines with more than two cores per processor can be high.

Desktop Systems    (Non-server type applications)
Startup cost: $26.80 (includes first year's maintenance)
Maintenance cost: $5.36/yr.
 
Server 
Startup cost: $284.00 per processor (includes first year's maintenance)
Maintenance cost: $56.80 per processor/yr.
 
TSM for SANs
Startup cost: $476 per processor (includes first year's maintenance)
Maintenance cost: $95 per processor/yr.
 
TSM for Databases
Startup cost: $490.40 per processor (includes first year's maintenance)
Maintenance cost: $98.10 per processor/yr. 
 
Note: for MS SQL server, Oracle.  Check with help-backups-l@lsv.uky.edu about other
databases.
 
TSM for Mail      (Exchange)
Startup cost: $476 per processor (includes first year's maintenance)
Maintenance cost: $95 per processor/yr. 
 

Comments to, and this page last updated on July 7, 2009 by: help-backups-l@lsv.uky.edu.


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