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  • As SaaS outsourcing takes away data center tasks, what's left for IT teams?

    As software as a service (SaaS) outsourcing takes away big chunks of data center operations, IT gives up some of its tasks -- and much of its control. That's not all bad, as many of those outsourced tasks are time-consuming and onerous. SaaS implemen... 

  • Which outsourcing approach is best?

    There was a day when all IT was done on-premises, in the company's dedicated data center or server rooms. Today, we have a dizzying array of outsourced IT options: hosting, co-location, managed services, cloud, and various hybrids, either shared or d... 

  • Keep outsourcing decisions in-house

    Outsourcing data center operations can simplify IT’s job, save on the cost of power, cooling and space, and provide a company with greater flexibility. However, with all the outsourcing models and providers out there, it can be easy to make expensive... 

  • Cloud computing, data center trends: If you can't beat 'em, join 'em

    This inaugural issue of Modern Infrastructure -- an online magazine addressing the convergence of cloud computing, consumerization, and virtualization trends – brings together an unprecedented group of independent, industry experts to tackle the prob... 

  • Pros and cons of BYOD: The desktop admin's guide

    Despite the fact that BYOD and BYOPC can reduce costs, add IT flexibility, and keep employees happy, they are not without issues.

    Check out this e-book to learn the pros and cons of BYOD and BYOPC and discover how to avoid pitfalls and s... 

  • colocation (colo)

    A colocation (colo) is a data center facility in which a business can rent space for servers and other computing hardware. Typically, a colo provides the building, cooling, power, bandwidth and physical security while the customer provides servers an... 

  • data center as a service (DCaaS)

    A data center as a service (DCaaS) provider will supply turnkey physical data center facilities and computing infrastructure (e.g., servers, networking, storage, and so on) to clients in the form of a service. 

  • NetMagic Solutions

    NetMagic Solutions is an India-based IT hosting and services provider whose specializations include cloud computing, infrastructure management, disaster recovery and application hosting. 

  • on-demand computing

    On-demand (OD) computing is an increasingly popular enterprise model in which computing resources are made available to the user as needed. 

  • grid computing

    Grid computing (or the use of a computational gridis applying the resources of many computers in a network to a single problem at the same time - usually to a scientific or technical problem that requires a great number of computer processing cycles ... 

  • capacity on demand (COD)

    Capacity on demand (COD) is a purchasing option that allows companies to receive equipment with more computer processing, storage, or other capacity than the company needs at the time of purchase, and have that extra capacity remain unused and unpaid... 

  • Uptime data center tier standards

    The Uptime data center tier standards are a standardized methodology used to determine availability in a facility. The tiered system, developed by the Uptime Institute, offers companies a way to measure return on investment (ROI) and performance. (C... 

  • utility computing

    Utility computing is a service provisioning model in which a service provider makes computing resources and infrastructure management available to the customer as needed, and charges them for specific usage rather than a flat rate. 

  • Remote Job Entry (RJE)

    Remote Job Entry (RJE) is a facility that allows remote computer users to submit a job (the running of a specific program or group of programs) to a centrally-located IBM mainframe computer. 

  • liquid-tight strain-relief connector

    A liquid-tight strain-relief connector is a special electrical connector or jacket used in cabling for electronic and computer systems where water or contaminant intrusion is a concern... (Continued) 

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About Data center hosting, outsourcing and colocation

Outsourcing IT with data center hosting has become an appealing option for many organizations looking to reduce data center operating costs. Managed IT services and data center colocation providers can allow companies to spend less on IT personnel and data center maintenance costs. However, there can be downsides to outsourcing IT with data center hosting. 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 hosting, colocation or outsourcing provider. In this topic, we cover the pros and cons of hosting services and colocation, how to decide whether managed IT services are appropriate for your business, and considerations to keep in mind when selecting an outsourcing service or working with a managed hosting provider.