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Why It May Be Time for Your Organization to Consider Data Center as a Service

In today’s digital era, organizations face the constant challenge of managing and maintaining complex data center infrastructure. DCaaS is a flexible and scalable solution that offsets the common issues associated with data center management.

In today’s digital era, organizations face the constant challenge of managing and maintaining complex data center infrastructure. As these organizations continue to scale, their IT staff may find it difficult to keep up with the capital, bandwidth and IT know-how to keep everything running effectively and efficiently.

Thankfully, the rise of Data Center as a Service (DCaaS) has offered a compelling solution for organizations seeking to leverage the benefits of cloud computing while reducing costs and operational complexities.

DCaaS provides organizations with the opportunity to outsource their data center infrastructure and operations to a trusted third-party service provider. This consumption-based subscription service allows organizations to access and utilize compute, storage and network resources that they might not have otherwise had with a traditional on-prem model.

How DCaaS Can Empower Your Organization

By only having to pay for what you need, a DCaaS model provides your organization with a flexible and scalable solution that helps to manage costs, increase agility and mitigate risks associated with data center management. With a DCaaS solution, you can expect:

1. Cost Efficiency: Traditional on-premises data centers require significant upfront investments in infrastructure and ongoing operational expenses. DCaaS allows organizations to shift from a capital expenditure (CapEx) model to an operational expenditure (OpEx) model, paying for the services they use on a subscription basis. DCaaS eliminates the need for heavy investments, reduces operational costs and provides better financial flexibility.

2. Scalability and Flexibility: As businesses grow, their data center needs change. Scaling up or down an on-premises data center can be time-consuming and costly. DCaaS providers offer the ability to scale resources on-demand, allowing organizations to adjust their computing requirements quickly. This scalability ensures businesses can meet changing demands and avoid overprovisioning or underutilization of resources.

3. Expertise and Support: Building and managing an efficient data center requires specialized skills and expertise. DCaaS providers have extensive knowledge and experience in operating data centers, ensuring optimal performance, high availability and security. By leveraging the expertise of these providers, organizations can focus on their core competencies while leaving the infrastructure management to the professionals. In addition, your organization can rest easy knowing that your DCaaS provider will keep you adhering to regulatory frameworks and standards that ensure compliance.

4. Rapid Integration: Mergers and acquisitions often involve the consolidation of IT systems and data centers from multiple entities. DCaaS allows organizations to quickly integrate newly acquired businesses into their existing infrastructure. Instead of investing time and resources in building or expanding an on-premises data center, organizations can leverage the scalable resources and extensive expertise offered by a DCaaS provider. This enables your organization to standardize and consolidate the IT infrastructure across the merged or acquired entities, allowing for consistent hardware configurations, software environments, security protocols and a more efficient and cohesive IT ecosystem.

Finding the Right DCaaS Provider

Every organization is at a different stage in their technology journey, so it’s important to work with a partner that you know will listen to your challenges. CDW can help you to understand what DCaaS solution will work best for your organization.

Our DCaaS experts can advise you on the best options for your organization and what considerations you should make before implementing a DCaaS solution. With their breadth and depth of experience and partner relationships, our experts can work with you to co-design a comprehensive solution that aligns to your business needs.

Derek  Hay

Derek Hay

Field CIO
Derek Hay is a field CIO with CDW who has more than 25 years of experience across a diverse set of infrastructure, operations, and security disciplines. At CDW, he helps customers realize their desired business outcomes through sound technology strategies, solutions, and services.
Urban  Haas

Urban Haas

Field CIO
Urban Haas is passionate about successfully enabling business/digital transformation for customers and mapping technology to deliver real outcomes. A field CIO for CDW, Urban is known for pushing the envelope while controlling risk, working with cutting edge and emerging technologies, and always takes a step back to see the bigger picture.