Cost to Maintain Route4Me
What Would It Cost to Run Route4Me at Your Company in the USA or Europe (Infrastructure Maintenance Expenses)?
Route4Me has invested over 2,000,000 man-hours to develop its platform, which is approximately 1,000 man-years, or about 100 people working full time for ten years. Thus, the annual total cost to build a route planning software like Route4Me is $6,293,754. At the same time, the average cost to subscribe to Route4Me as a SaaS (software-as-a-service) is around $500 per month or $6,000 per year.
Furthermore, after building an in-house route planning solution like Route4Me, it will also require continuous maintenance. Below you can find a table with average infrastructure and maintenance costs to run a proprietary route planning solution.
|Infrastructure Component||Count||Monthly IaaS Fee (Google / Amazon Average)||Cost|
|Database Server (2N+2)||4||$5,000.00||$20,000.00|
|Application Server Cluster||20||$500.00||$10,000.00|
|Static Mapping & Tiles Cluster||10||$1,000.00||$10,000.00|
|Web Server Cluster||10||$500.00||$5,000.00|
|Licensing Fees from 3rd Party Mapping Providers||1||$5,000.00||$5,000.00|
|SIEM Logging, IPS, IDS Clusters||2||$2,000.00||$4,000.00|
|GPS Data Tracking and Storage Cluster (High IOPS)||1||$3,000.00||$3,000.00|
|Load Balancers (2N+2)||4||$200.00||$800.00|
|Content Delivery Network (CDN)||1||$500.00||$500.00|
|Network and Bandwidth Fees (5TB)||5000||$0.01||$50.00|
|File Storage (Uploads, Backups, Archives) in TB||2||$23.00||$46.00|
|Total Monthly: $47,196.00 ($566,352.00 Annually)|
|NOTE: Does not include estimated several million dollars of upfront software development costs.|