Data center outsourcing is on the upswing and a recession economy is only one reason. A recent study from research and advisory firm Computer Economics Inc. shows that more companies plan to increase rather than decrease their data center outsourcing and most are pleased by the results.
First, some hype control. The whole world is not going to start outsourcing data centers overnight. The percentage of companies that entrust some part of their data center operations to third-party providers has hovered around 33% in recent years, according to Computer Economics survey data. But an uptick of 3 percentage points in 2008 (from 32% to 35%, an increase of 9%) is a harbinger of greater growth to come, the firm believes.
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