System Center Mobile Device Manager Total Cost of Ownership (SCMDM TCO)
There hasn't been much mention of this I believe, although I could have missed last year with all the activity going on. :-) But it recently caught my attention that Microsoft has indeed published material on the TCO of SCMDM 2008.
White Papers, Reports and Calculators oh my
All the Microsoft mobility white papers and reports are linked from here:
An interesting white paper that pits a RIM BES 4.1 environment against SCMDM 2008 for TCO is detailed in this paper. Here is the direct link and title:
Wipro: SCMDM 2008 - The case for Managing Mobile Devices using SCMDM (Oct 2008):
This white paper appears to cover SCMDM 2008 RTM and not SCMDM 2008 SP1, so the additional scalability available in SP1 might not be factored in as well. This provides an additional large scalability boost.
The TCO calculators are here, including the one for SCMDM, but you will need to register first to get access:https://roianalyst.alinean.com/microsoft/mobile/launch.html
SCMDM 2008 SP1 Scalability Boost
As I mentioned above, there is a huge difference in scalability with SP1 of the product. Here is a good overview I put together to show this:
| ||SCMDM 2008 RTM ||SCMDM 2008 SP1|
|Device Management Server (DM): ||5,000 devices per server, 6 servers per instance ||15,000 devices per server, 4 servers per instance|
|Enrollment Server (ES): ||25 concurrent enrollments, 2 servers per instance ||25 concurrent enrollments, 4 servers per instance|
|Gateway Server: ||5,000 devices per server, 16 servers per instance ||15,000 devices per server, 16 servers per instance|
|Max Devices (per MDM instance): ||30,000 devices ||60,000 devices|
|Max MDM instances (in one AD Forest): ||1 ||100|
Please see all the details at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd261960.aspx for the SP1 hardware specs and policy conditions to met these management numbers. One thing that is lacking I believe however is clear SQL Server requirements and numbers..