With increased strain on financial and infrastructural resources, most businesses would like to achieve more output with minimal infrastructure in terms of computerhardware and manpower. The data center is one key area where an organization may have to expend significant amounts of both capital and labor to maintain operations. If mission critical power and cooling are not the core competencies of the business, then it may be wise to outsource the businesses data center needs to a data center vendor. The benefits of outsourcing data center and operations are:
There is no need to set up an in-house data center infrastructure and maintain dedicated staff to manage its operation. Hence the expenditure for managing data assets goes down significantly. Moreover competition leads to reduced pricing schemes by vendors.
Having an in-house data center along with servers, racks, power management and specialized air conditioning can gobble up office space. If space is at a premium, or if the business is considering an office space move, outsourcing the data center can be a strategic move.
Less Complexity in Operations
If mission critical facilities are not the core competency of the enterprise, then outsourcing allows the business to focus on business and the data center vendor to focus on managing the operations of the data center.
Third party data center facilities will have necessary power back up and network resiliency to withstand common energy and communication failure issues that haunt technical environments.
Many external dedicated data center facilities have provisions for scaling the storage infrastructure without any difficulty as your business needs grows or your services expands into new horizons.
Finally, outsourced data centers provide technical support for issues such as disaster recovery, troubleshooting, operation and maintenance, thanks to their dedicated staff.
It often makes sense for a business to outsource the facilities side of the data center, especially if the data center facilities management is not the organization’s core competency.