this is not really my area so I wanted to ask some for some advice about whether or not these costs are about right because I have been asked to research if we can get a better deal.
As it stands the client has 3 commercial websites which combined make about 30-50 transactions a month (steadily growing), product catalogue of about 160 items across the 3 sites
Cost breakdown is as follows
Web/application server - £350 a month
Database server - £350 a month
Image server - £350 a month
Bandwidth Provision - £180 per month for 10mb/s
Firewall and Snapshot Back Ups - inclusive
total - £1230 per month
3 virtual machines implemended to support all the sites
Basically I have been tasked at trying to find a better deal and wondered if we are being 'rinsed' at the moment or if that figure looks reasonable?
Many thanks in advance.