Data center outsourcing

Relieve yourself of managing data center computing resources with the added flexibility to expand capacity, adopt new technologies and migrate critical applications
Adaptability and flexibility
to meet your ever-changing demands

Overview

Top companies in today's changing business environment need to move swiftly to adapt to change, seize new opportunities and meet the demands for increased productivity and reduced costs. Similarly, as business workloads and requirements expand and contract, you need the ability to match your computing resources to your current business needs. You need flexible, comprehensive access to information system operations to help your company continue to change while maintaining a competitive advantage.

Choose the components your business needs

IBM Data Center Outsourcing Services is designed to provide a tailored outsourcing solution to meet your needs. You choose the platform, the software, the usage level and degree of support that most closely matches your business needs. You determine the length of the commitment. Through it all, you retain control of your data, applications and system software.

By offering flexible service options, Data Center Outsourcing Services provides a cost-effective outsourcing solution to help meet changing business demands, sustain growth and help protect your existing technology investments.

Dedicated computing tailored to your requirements

The dedicated processor component of IBM Data Center Outsourcing Services allows you to align your business needs with your computing resources. Whether you require additional capacity to handle seasonal increases in data processing, support for legacy systems while migrating to client/server or refocusing of your computing resources on key business opportunities, this component is designed to provide the flexibility and control you need to achieve your business objectives.

Data Center Outsourcing Services offers cost-effective, ready-to-run computing power and capacity. Computing capacity is matched to your specific requirements and can be adjusted as those requirements change.

Your dedicated computing environment resides at an IBM facility. IBM provides around-the-clock support that includes supplying the hardware and system software, mounting tapes and responding to system messages. This support can help reduce your need to purchase equipment, license software and hire staff. Predictable monthly pricing is based on system configuration, making budgeting and planning easier.

Managed flexibility and ability to support growth

The managed application servers component of IBM Data Center Outsourcing Services is a cost-effective solution for businesses that require a broader selection of platforms, services and technical expertise than they possess in-house. This component allows you to quickly develop, test and deploy new applications; move to client/server while maintaining key legacy applications; provide application level disaster recovery for key business applications; eliminate a server platform by outsourcing remaining applications; implement e-business solutions and more.

This component provides server capacity, including a wide range of software products, without the need for a significant long-term investment. Usage-based pricing makes this a cost-effective solution, as you pay only for the resources you use. If you can shift workloads to off-peak hours, you can realize additional savings.

Best of all worlds

IBM uses proven technology to deliver fast, reliable, security-rich network services to you. Data Center Outsourcing Services provides an outsourcing solution that allows you to adapt your computing environment to your changing business requirements. You can accomplish this goal without incurring the cost of additional hardware and software, helping to reduce your risk of technological obsolescence and helping minimize the need for capital investment.

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