Thursday, 10 November 2016 12:45

How to Trim the Fat From Data Center Costs

Written by
Rate this item
(1 Vote)

When smaller businesses look to cut costs, they commonly take shortcuts that are risky to their bottom line. They may go out of their way to avoid upgrading dated hardware, buying software licenses, or increasing bandwidth. In some instances, they layoff in-house IT support, or avoid hiring new help, even as the business grows. This often leads to a very cranky and disgruntled “IT guy” with a bad attitude as he or she runs around the office putting out one fire after another – feeling overburdened and underpaid.

Operating even the most basic data center today means recurring operating expenses that aren’t affordable for most small-to-midsize businesses.

Unfortunately, SMBs just have to accept that keeping their data center alive and kicking means significant overhead and expenses. That’s just the way it is.

Or is it? There are actually several ways to reduce data center infrastructure costs without sacrificing the efficiency of your network, server, and applications, or the sanity of your IT guy.

Rent, Don’t Own: A data center needs experienced people and a virtual, always-on, 24/7 staff of administrators, networking experts, database specialists, systems managers, and dedicated IT personnel monitoring the network. From an economic perspective, it’s simply more logical to “rent” these workers rather than hire permanent employees.

Keep Things Remote & Energy Efficient: According to a study published by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the fastest-growing sources of U.S. energy consumption are data centers. This is due to the increased power supply required to run and cool a data center. Hardware sprawl is also a problem contributor, as most businesses have space limitations and lack the available room for any additional hardware.

Embrace Outsourcing

Both of the aforementioned cost control measures can be accomplished by outsourcing data center operating expenses. Outsourcing isn’t a dirty word. Managing IT on your own is difficult and far from cost effective. Outsourcing the day-to-day IT management responsibilities through a Managed Services Provider is a strategic way to improve the efficiency of operations and dramatically cut costs.

Is it any surprise that more and more SMBs today are tapping into the full spectrum of outsourced managed services to empower their business processes and reduce overhead? Are you?

Read 18184 times Last modified on Tuesday, 20 December 2016 15:10
Jordon Darling - CISSP

Jordon is the President/CEO of  HITECH. He is a business minded security professional who has a passion for people and small business.  Some of his certifications include: CISSP, CSSA, MCPS, MCNPS, MS, SA

928 comments

  • Comment Link Sherman Wednesday, 11 December 2019 03:24 posted by Sherman

    Thanks for finally writing about >How to Trim the Fat From Data Center
    Costs Loved it!

  • Comment Link Jamal Tuesday, 10 December 2019 21:55 posted by Jamal

    Hi, always i used to check weblog posts here in the early hours in the
    daylight, as i love to gain knowledge of more and more.

  • Comment Link Geoffrey Tuesday, 10 December 2019 19:25 posted by Geoffrey

    I think this is one of the most important info for me.
    And i am glad reading your article. But want to remark on some general things, The site style is wonderful, the articles is really great : D.
    Good job, cheers

  • Comment Link Rudolf Tuesday, 10 December 2019 19:20 posted by Rudolf

    Hello, just wanted to mention, I loved this post.
    It was funny. Keep on posting!

  • Comment Link Eduardo Tuesday, 10 December 2019 15:11 posted by Eduardo

    Hi there, just became aware of your blog through Google, and found that it is
    really informative. I'm gonna watch out for brussels.

    I will appreciate if you continue this in future.
    Many people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

  • Comment Link Teri Monday, 09 December 2019 19:52 posted by Teri

    Hi there to all, how is everything, I think every one is getting more from this website, and your views are
    good in support of new visitors.

  • Comment Link Robby Monday, 09 December 2019 19:48 posted by Robby

    What's up, always i used to check website posts here in the early
    hours in the dawn, for the reason that i
    enjoy to find out more and more.

  • Comment Link Siobhan Monday, 09 December 2019 18:06 posted by Siobhan

    Appreciating the hard work you put into your
    website and in depth information you provide. It's good to come across a blog every once in a while that isn't the same out of date rehashed information. Great read!
    I've bookmarked your site and I'm adding your RSS feeds
    to my Google account.

  • Comment Link Chelsey Monday, 09 December 2019 17:57 posted by Chelsey

    naturally like your website however you have
    to take a look at the spelling on several of your posts. Several of them are rife with spelling issues and I in finding it very
    bothersome to inform the reality nevertheless I will
    surely come again again.

  • Comment Link Nellie Monday, 09 December 2019 05:11 posted by Nellie

    magnificent points altogether, you just received a brand new reader.
    What could you suggest in regards to your put up that you
    just made some days ago? Any sure?

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter all the required information, indicated by an asterisk (*). HTML code is not allowed.