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Estimating cloud infrastructure costs

On this page, we use the cloud templates as a reference point to evaluate the infrastructure costs required to support Automation suite. We also call out a few additional notes to help forecast the total cost of ownership for Automation Suite. The resulting estimates can approximate your future spending on infrastructure with high confidence for cloud deployments. You can also use the estimates as a reference point to compare the costs of physical bare-metal implementations.

Each cloud template deployment automatically provisions a set of components based on the provided inputs. To check out the list of components for each cloud provider, see the following:

To calculate the cost of the infrastructure provisioned by the cloud templates based on your scenario needs, refer to the following guidelines and estimates.

Identifying the cost factors

There are multiple factors impacting the cost of the infrastructure deployed by the cloud templates, such as the following:

  • Number of server nodes
  • Server node instance type
  • Number of agent nodes
  • Number of GPU nodes
  • GPU node instance type
  • Products selected

Using the pricing calculator

You can accurately estimate the cost of your cloud infrastructure by taking the following steps:

  1. Determine the resources your scenario requires using the UiPath Automation Suite Install Sizing Calculator.
  2. Use the pricing calculator of your public cloud provider:

Refer to the following examples to help you get started with the pricing calculators.

Estimate examples

The following table describes the multi-node HA-ready production infrastructure cost estimate for the Complete product selection in the context of the previously introduced guidelines.

The estimates do not account for the load balancers, Bastion, key vault, and backup.

Number of server nodes

AWS

Azure

3

Note: The estimate examples are based on public listed prices. To better match your current prices, contact your cloud provider.

Automation Suite vs. standalone products: infrastructure costs

Automation Suite seems to have a considerable infrastructure footprint. However, when comparing it with the total amount of infrastructure needed to run production use cases of standalone UiPath products, the costs are similar and, in some cases, even lower for Automation Suite.

To give concrete examples of infrastructure cost differences between Automation Suite and standalone products, we leveraged the pricing calculators of cloud providers where possible, along with our hardware requirements. The following table summarizes the results:

Automation Suite Milestone

Product

Monthly cost in standalone

Monthly cost in Automation Suite

Yearly cost in Automation Suite

Link to estimate in Azure

Enterprise grade Orchestrator

Orchestrator

$2,250

$2,813

$33,756

Coming from standalone

Orchestrator

$2,850

$3,144

$37,728

Test Manager

Insights

Action Center

Modern basic platform

Orchestrator

N/A

$3,476

$41,712

Test Manager

Insights

Action Center

Data Service

Automation Hub

Automation Ops

Apps light

Orchestrator

N/A

$3,476

$41,712

Data Service

Apps

Modern platform with Apps

Orchestrator

N/A

$3,808

$45,696

Test Manager

Insights

Action Center

Data Service

Automation Hub

Automation Ops

Apps

Full platform + Document Understanding Starter

Orchestrator

N/A

$4,139

$49,668

Test Manager

Insights

Action Center

Data Service

Automation Hub

Automation Ops

Apps

AI Center

Document Understanding

Scale to Document Understanding for every 50k pages/day

Extraction

 

$100

$1,200

D4 VM

Classification

 

$100

$1,200

D4 VM

OCR

 

$100

$2,400

NC4 VM

Task Mining

Task Mining on dedicated agent

N/A

$531

$6,372

B20Ms

Process Mining

Process Mining on dedicated agent

N/A

$498

$5,952

F16s v2 + SQL license

Automation Suite Robots

Automation Suite Robots on dedicated agent

N/A

$496

$5,925

F16s v2

In addition, the total costs of supporting Automation Suite are lower compared to standalone product deployments when considering the following:

  • Automation Suite requires fewer staff members to maintain operation since fewer machines must be managed as compared to standalone products.
  • The IT department does not require any new skills to support additional products because the Automation Suite instance management is the same regardless of which products are used. Therefore, Automation Suite required less IT staff to support the range of UiPath products.
  • The infrastructure spend does not change significantly when adding new products to the Automation Suite instance and increasing its ROI (i.e., when adding Automation Hub).
  • Automation Suite also includes out-of-the-box monitoring, cluster management, as well as unified admin and end-user experiences across all products.
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