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 ComponentCountMonthly IaaS Fee (Google / Amazon Average)Cost
Database Server (2N+2)4$5,000.00$20,000.00
Routing Cluster10$2,000.00$20,000.00
Application Server Cluster20$500.00$10,000.00
Static Mapping & Tiles Cluster10$1,000.00$10,000.00
Geocoding Cluster10$800.00$8,000.00
Web Server Cluster10$500.00$5,000.00
Licensing Fees from 3rd Party Mapping Providers1$5,000.00$5,000.00
SIEM Logging, IPS, IDS Clusters2$2,000.00$4,000.00
GPS Data Tracking and Storage Cluster (High IOPS)1$3,000.00$3,000.00
NAT Gateways8$100.00$800.00
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 TB2$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.
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