“We have 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour, 24 hours in a day, 7 days in a week, and 52 weeks in a year…” Lots of time I guess. Wait! Ask a businessman. He will still fall short of time. 🙂
When you are in a business – be it small or big, all you value is time. You can’t focus on everything, if you do, you will certainly miss out on crucial things. So what’s the solution? Yes, you guessed that right. The solution is “outsourcing.”
IT is an important part of any organization and poorly managed IT systems would put you in a serious trouble. Everything, starting from hardware components to software handling, requires skills and expertise. But don’t worry, with IaaS computing technology, you can easily outsource your IT and focus on business competencies.
Cloud computing models of IaaS (infrastructure as a service) is turning out to be a good option for those who want to outsource their IT infrastructure completely.
In IaaS, you do not have to purchase servers, software or data centers, you can rent these IT resources as an entirely outsourced facility on an on-demand model. Thus, it can prove to be a good decision for your business.
Lets’ see how!
Top 5 benefits of infrastructure outsourcing:
- Financial benefits
According to Forrester research Inc. survey on global priorities, “64% of respondents were identifying options for reducing IT costs.” For SMBs with growing experience and limited capital resources, hosting in-house IT infrastructure would be cost consuming. So for cost optimization, they should go for cloud computing models of hosting:
Infrastructure as a service
On premise data center
- High performance
While the top concern of every IT organization is to cut the cost, you cannot ignore the performance part. By adopting IT infrastructure outsourcing services, you get high-skilled and expert help for your IT related issues. IT outsourcing service providers mostly include helpdesk support, who are more experienced and knowledgeable than your IT know-how. With a simple phone call, you can get rid of your problem without much hustle.
- Increased data security
When you manage your own IT, the responsibility of retaining customer data and protecting it is completely your headache. But when you outsource your services to cloud, the cloud service provider ensures that your data is safe and sound. Your client information is also handled with proper recovery and backups. So that at the time of any sudden disaster be it man-made or natural, you will not stand bewildered about solutions to get your data back.
“You will not buy a bouquet if all you need is just a single flower.”
Whether you are running a law firm or a construction company, information technology is not your key competency. I mean you can’t be a doctor and an engineer at the same time. Hence, what you need is to focus on your key competencies and outsource your IT to a cloud provider as it will free up your resources and allow you to concentrate on the zones that make your business efficacious and nurtures it.
- Scalability and flexibility
The ability to scale up and down is one of the biggest advantage of using an IaaS service. The IaaS service providers most commonly have the latest networking technology and ample of storage facility to meet the dynamic needs of the customers. It is an on-demand service, hence you pay only for what you consume. Thus no need to worry about traffic overloads as your IT outsourcers are efficient enough to handle it.
So is IaaS the future of outsourcing?
Gartner says, “The highest growth will come from cloud system infrastructure services (infrastructure as a service [IaaS]), which is projected to grow 38.4 percent in 2016.”
The adoption of cloud computing in the form of IaaS is attracting lot of audience as per the latest IT infrastructure outsourcing trends. So if you really want to heighten your business by outsourcing the IT, IaaS is the suitable option.
To know more about IaaS read our blog on: What is IaaS and what are its benefits for your business?