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Outsourcing IT with data center hosted services has become an appealing option for many organizations looking to reduce data center operating costs. Managed IT services and cloud computing providers can allow companies to spend less on IT personnel and data center maintenance costs. However, there can be downsides outsourcing IT with data center hosted services or cloud providers. Businesses must take service-level agreements (SLAs), data security and uptime requirements into consideration when choosing whether to outsource their data center services to a managed hosting or cloud provider. In this topic, we cover the pros and cons of data center hosting services and cloud computing, how to decide whether managed IT services are appropriate for your business, and considerations to keep in mind when selecting a data center outsourcing service or working with a managed hosting provider.