6 Reasons Why You Should Outsource your IT Infrastructure

 

Outsourcing IT Infrastructure

The best IT infrastructure helps you bring everything together for optimal performance.

Your IT infrastructure is the foundation your business runs on. Managing your own IT infrastructure is challenging, yet it is mission critical. Working with an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) company can reduce risk and ensures uptime. With the right IT infrastructure and correct deployment strategies, there’s no limit to how much your business is can do. Here are 6 reasons why using an IaaS company could work for you:

1. Rapid Deployment

Technology is changing rapidly and it is affects the way you do business. Your business needs to adapt and evolve to survive. For instance, if your business changes its content strategy from text to video/podcasts, you’ll need a new IT strategy because your current resources is unlikely able to handle the bandwidth.

Instead of waiting for months as you upgrade equipment on-site, an IaaS company like Zenlayer would enable you to deploy in minutes. 

2. Infrastructure That Scales

When you work with a provider that already has the resources and the expertise, it’s easy to scale your infrastructure on demand. For instance, you may be a small business that’s suddenly secured a large customer. You’ll need more than a centralized server in your local office. You’ll need an established IT infrastructure that scales with you as you grow.

This is where managed hosting and bare metal servers can help. You can adjust your infrastructure based on your conditions at any given point. If you have a major product launch and expect a massive influx of customers, you can anticipate the demand, then scale back down for a more manageable IT budget. 

3. Customized Solutions

When businesses attempt to manage IT Infrastructure in-house, the builds are often insufficient or overbuilt. Outsourcing to IaaS can also be uneconomical because packages are expensive and/or too rigid for rapid deployment or agility. 

 

What you need is a custom solution that flexes for your unique demands and budget. For instance, at Zenlayer, we work to create an IT infrastructure deployment strategy customized to your business. We take your needs and optimize systems to offer the best performance for your specific business.

4. Instantly Optimize

Upgrading your in-house hardware is cumbersome. While many businesses start in-house, growth can quickly overwhelm your IT staff. Ideally, you want to build your business on a solid base with zero downtime, online tools, and 24/7 support without breaking the bank. This gives you full control without having to physically manage servers and other equipment at your business. This is where outsourcing your IaaS comes in handy. 

5. Powerful Connections

Most businesses have scattered systems. Many don’t have a clear way to combine their network of mobile workers and various location networks. With each site or worker, you face different bandwidth and network problems. For instance, one location may only be able to connect via cell towers while another connects via cable.

With a full IT infrastructure deployment, you’re able to connect all your systems together into one cohesive network. There’s no need to manage everything separately and hope it works. Instead, you get a system that’s designed to give you the best performance overall and work together seamlessly.

6. Better Regulatory Compliance

Finally, you get to enjoy better regulatory compliance. For instance, Zenlayer’s underlying IT infrastructure includes data centers around the world. For countries such as China, that require your servers to be located within the country’s borders, you’re able to deploy servers via our data center while complying with all rules and regulations. We take care of the heavy lifting and you focus on what’s most important – building your business.

Are you struggling with your current IT infrastructure? Contact us today to find out more about our various IT infrastructure deployment options and how they benefit your business.

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