Thursday, 23 October 2014
Benefits of Infrastructure Outsourcing
The idea of infrastructure outsourcing is simple: offload the servers and network to a solutions provider to free up time for an organisation’s IT team to work on delivering more value to the business. There’s also the added benefit of saving money on network and infrastructure upkeep – everything is bundled into an easy-to-manage monthly cost.
In recent years, there has been a huge demand and many enterprises are looking at infrastructure outsourcing. This demand has been driven by customers prioritizing the key components of their business. In fact, recent studies show an upward trend in the Managed services and specialized data centre services market. In a report published by IDC in 2012, it was indicated that the overall managed and data centre service markets in the UAE is growing by 16% each year and totaled approximately $257.5m, which is huge. The report also revealed that organisations in the Middle East, especially UAE and Saudi Arabia, are increasingly working with specialized IT service providers to manage their IT infrastructure. This clearly indicates that managed and data centre services, in particular, have gained significant traction in both countries over recent years.
Here are some benefits
More and more enterprises are adopting managed IT and cloud infrastructure services to accelerate operational efficiency and achieve better results. Think about it: who does not want to avoid up-front capital expenditure and increase operational efficiency? Besides, managed hosting and data centre services assures security, making sure that critical data is always safe and readily available when disaster or downtime strikes.
In addition to reducing costs, IT infrastructure outsourcing assists organizations in deviating from complex and inefficient IT environments in order to build IT capabilities that are more scalable, agile, reliable and responsive to business needs. Enterprises today require cost-efficient and flexible solutions that allow them to respond to market changes, improve operational efficiencies, and focus on core operations.
Another benefit is that specialized managed service providers are able to create a stable IT environment with their infrastructure set-up, experience in working with diverse client requirements across industries, customized and guaranteed service level agreements (SLAs), standards and certifications and diverse pool of resources across technology domains.