Are you really going to double down on machines, software and professionals services to extend AD?
Are you planning to federate Active Directory to Azure AD in order to secure your cloud apps? If so, the two TCO scenarios below show that this will cost you between $132k and $940k over 3 years (of course, your costs will vary depending on your speciﬁc inputs).
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Calculating the Total Cost of Ownership of Federating Active Directory to Azure AD and Your Cloud Apps
General Inputs and Assumptions
High-Performance Architecture Keeps Everything in Sync
Zero-Config, One-minute Active Directory Integration
Integrated Desktop Single Sign-On
Precise User Provisioning of Apps and Security Policies
Real-time Deprovisioning and Compliance Reporting
High Availability Mode
Global Infrastructure, EU hosting option, and a 99.99% Uptime Guarantee
Unify Multiple Directories
Self Service Password Reset
Reference Architectures for Highly Available AD FS