By Steve Tarver
Improving your business requires changing your business. When dealing with Migration, changes need to be researched per business case and methodically implemented. Stakeholders and leadership are always looking for opportunities rooted in IT and product improvements. Whether these improvements are driven by cost savings or the need for increased capacity, disaster recovery, proximity to customers, or IT/product agility, a diversified data center solution could provide the advantages you are looking for. Over half the market of Enterprise IT decision makers are in the same boat and are researching change that will include a hybrid IT solution by 2017.
To help outline the benefits you might achieve through migration, this article introduces:
- Four basic hosting options
- Hosting option characteristics
- Hosting option selection goals:
- Converting capital to operating expenses
- Offloading staff responsibilities
- Specific operational goals
Data Center Options
The market has responded to customer needs by providing several layers of data center options, offering increased offloading of facility and infrastructure management. Although individual providers have different mixes of features to offer and different ideas about what services to offer at each level, we can divide the space into four general categories.
Company-owned data centers run the gamut of sophistication from a gear closet to a stand-alone data center with dedicated facilities management....