Should I Outsource Infrastructure?

Provided by Rackspace

Category Outsourcing

Type White Paper

Length 35

Publish Date June 08 2015

Date posted June 08 2015


The question, “Should I outsource?” is probably one of the oldest inquiries ever made in the history of the IT profession. Today, though, the question of outsourcing has evolved dramatically, especially for infrastructure. In addition to basic colo, there are hosted private clouds, public clouds, and hybrids. Plus, there are even new ways for IT to function as an organization. IT can be a service broker for business units, a clearinghouse for information, and so forth.

The fundamental questions about outsourcing, however, have never changed: Will this make business sense? What are the investments, expenses, and payoffs? This paper addresses these most important and basic issues. Based on a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) modeling methodology built from our extensive experience working with IT organizations of all sizes, the paper shows how you can make a detailed, informed assessment of the financial side of the outsourcing decision.

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