Cloud Computing Outsourcing
The term “Cloud Computing” covers concepts which have been around for a number of years. However recent evidence suggests that momentum is now gathering to turn these concepts into commercial reality.
The current economic climate is a key factor in driving this change as the issue has now moved from a CTO-focused question of “why should I risk changing from the platform I’ve been using for years?” to the CFO’s question of “why am I investing scarce capital in machinery and people to maintain it if there’s a way of outsourcing the problem?”.
- Avoidance of capital expenditure and fixed costs
By moving to an outsourced, pay as you go model for computing power, organizations avoid the capital expenditure involved in setting up servers and data centres and the fixed costs of a team to keep them running
- Scale up and scale down
By moving to a model where the generator of computing power is given the task of smoothing the peaks and troughs of computing usage across wide swathes of users, the purchaser gets the ability to handle peaks and troughs in demand without an investment in a specific system configured for the peaks
A model where computing is spread across multiple sources of supply is more resilient – designed right, a failure of a server or an entire data centre should not be a disaster which needs to be recovered but a normal part of business
Our practical guide has been written to help bring some much needed clarity and structure to the subject. It is designed to be simple and informative and answers the questions that we as CloudSourcing experts are asked by our clients every day.
Download: Practical Guide to CloudSourcing
To speak with a member of the ITO practice please contact John Sheridan on +44 (0)20 7242 0666.