You are the data center manager for a big company which presently houses its own IT infrastructure. Your CIO asks you to investigate the cost efficiency of outsourcing part of the data center operations. You are asked to give a 3 to 5 paragraph memo outlining the merits and demerits of outsourcing your data center operations.
If you comprise any statistics or numbers, be sure to correctly cite your references.
Research outsourcing operations with regard to the data center management. Answer the given problems: Is it possible to rely on the third-party provider? What are the merits and demerits of relying on a third-party provider? How much control will you have over the outsourced operations? Describe. How would you make a cost-benefit analysis for this particular scenario? Describe.