Outsourcing data centre O&M can benefit your business
The South African data centre market continues to grow significantly, each year, and corporates faced with challenges around cost savings, lack of facilities and streamlining their business operations often look to outsourcing as an attractive solution.
Outsourcing the operations and maintenance (O&M) function for data centres is another cost-effective way to ensure increased uptime, better capacity utilisation, auditable program standards, longer asset life and increased energy efficiency.
When considering cost savings, however, it is essential that organisations weigh up the costs associated with outsourcing, and compare those to the value of investing in their own data centres.
“You need to factor in changes in the cost of directly managing the data centre over time and compare that with the flexibility and pricing model of the outsourcing proposal. Armed with a network of 7,000 globally trained specialists, and 45 years of applied experience, Schneider Electric South Africa’s operational expertise and maintenance processes may be able to extend the life of your cooling infrastructure, for example, presenting significant cost savings,” says Riaan de Leeuw, VP of Schneider Electric’s IT division in the Anglophone Africa region.
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Source:: IT News Africa