Ponemon Research Confirms Data Center Outsourcing Trend

Ponemon Research Confirms Data Center Outsourcing Trend

IT Outsourcing Growing in Popularity as a Strategic Tactic in Managing IT

High costs and security concerns are the biggest pain points that drive companies to use third-party colocation providers.

More companies are selecting colocation providers to help efficiently manage increasingly complex data center environments, lower capital and operating costs, while shoring up their physical security. These were the key findings of a recent Ponemon Institute research initiative on how organizations are managing the complexity and costs of their IT infrastructure.

More than 600 IT operations, management and security professionals participated in the survey.

Services and Reasons to Outsource

Managing data centers has become more complex. The Ponemon Institute’s research results reveal IT leaders’ top three reasons to outsource and the services they prefer to offload to data center providers. Click here to expand the infographic.

Top Cloud Outsourcing Challenges

Find out why more IT organizations are outsourcing to the cloud and what the benefits are. Know the top challenges regarding cloud outsourcing before making your decision. Click here to expand the infographic.

Read the Executive Summary

Companies seek to eliminate the pain, complexity and costs of running an internal IT environment. In fact, sixty-nine percent of respondents said the “pain” associated with managing their data center operations is extreme. This Executive Summary presents key survey findings. Download your complimentary copy now.


Read the Research Report

According to the research, the business case for using third-party providers to help companies effectively manage their data center environments is compelling. In two years, respondents said 52 percent of business applications will be outsourced. Learn how companies are restructuring IT to meet changing business demands in the full Research Report.

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