Next you will need a server to run this tool on. When clients wants to convert massive amounts of Notes content (100GB or more) the server must be very powerful to be able to do the conversion in a weekend. This is where the problem lies. Because the conversion server hardware with 16 GB ram and 8 CPU's is costly. The Windows and SQL server licence for the 8 CPU's is even more costly. So this server must be purchased, configured (consultancy hours) and will be used for one month or so. The licences can not be purchased for one moth, so this is throwing money away.
This year I started using Amazon EC2 cloud servers for this job. I love them, they are great. Here the advantages from my point of view.
Pay per hour the server is running. The costs per hour includes the complete Windows server, Windows and SQL licences. A 8 CPU system costs around 2 USD per hour including 2 TB storage and 8 GB RAM.
Not start up, stop and terminate costs.
Easy to create a backup of the complete system and use this image to create a new server within 30 minutes.
I have an image ready with all programs installed and configured. This image is used to create dedicated conversion system for clients within minutes.
Adding terabytes of storage on the fly within minutes.
Increasing or down scaling the servers performance within minutes, for example increase from 8 to 16 CPU's in minutes.
The only disadvantage is that some clients don't want to store company information on a cloud server. But at the end when we explain how we can secure the content and when they take a close look at the costs they have no problems with the cloud approach.
By the way, I am a Lotus minded person. I am quite sorry to say I have loads of requests for conversion of Notes to SQL and zero request for the conversion of SQL to Notes :-(
Lialis WebDAV: the second competition and two webinars
Mon, May 20th 2013 8:20a Kim van den Berg In the following two weeks, Lialis is communicating more closely with those who want to test Lialis WebDAV. This is how: Competition: We’re giving away two iPad Minis — to promote our flagship software, Lialis WebDAV. To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is try it out for one month. The first competition has already taken place. The winner is presented on the competition web page. He received his iPad Mini and send us some great reviews about testing the solution. The [read] Keywords: ibm
The Lialis WebDAV competition is now in its second day and lasts till 17th of May.
Tue, May 7th 2013 7:20a Kim van den Berg The Lialis WebDAV competition is now in its second day and lasts till 17th of May. To make it more competitive you can earn bonus points: * Every day you can earn 10 TB bonus for a tweet with #lialiswebdav, but you have to say some thing positive offcourse. * Every day you can earn 10 TB bonus for a post in the Greenhouse Win mini iPad forum where you tell the community how you are using Lialis WebDAV in this competition. * For every new person you bring to this contest you can earn 10 TB bonu [read] Keywords: blogger