At some point, your database will be in need of a critical upgrade, or you might need to migrate workloads to the cloud, to tune your database for performance, or consolidate your database infrastructure. Is your in-house DBA up for the task?
Specialized database projects will require a high level of expertise, are time-consuming and take resources away from other tasks. Depending upon your IT resources available, outsourcing is often the most viable solution to accomplish your goals quickly. The benefits of outsourcing include:
1. Reduce Staffing Costs
You may not have the budget to add additional staff to meet the requirements for your project. Reallocating and retraining existing resources may affect other critical projects or take away from day to day maintenance and may not be a feasible solution.
Outsourcing, on the other hand, may provide you with the solution you need to maintain operations, complete your project, and save you from going over budget. According to a study by the MIT Sloan Management Review, 300 U.S. companies who spent $96.1 million on IT outsourcing yielded a savings of $121.1 million in operating costs and other non-IT functions.
2. Focus on Your Business
While your database project will benefit your organization’s bottom line, your core competency is likely not in database optimization or workload migration. Outsourcing these projects to those with specialized skills like accredited engineers and technical experts will enable you to complete your project in less time and under budget while you focus on optimizing your business.
3. Provide 24/7/365 Monitoring
Given budget constraints, it’s not feasible to have an in-house staff monitor your IT environment around the clock, especially during weekends and holidays. Many organizations simply go without coverage but that is a mistake. According to a study by Data Center Dynamics, data center downtime costs $7000 a minute, not an expense many organizations can afford. Remote services can provide 24/7 monitoring to detect serious issues before downtime occurs.
4. Minimize Risks
A third-party vendor combines knowledgeable staff with state-of-the-art technology to greatly minimize risks. Outsourcing database maintenance will:
- Ensure patches are installed the minute they’re released
- Ensure backups are always updated and verified to be working
- Detect hiccups in the infrastructure that may lead to an impending crash, hardware failure, or a database corruption
5. Consulting and IT Road Mapping
Because it is their core business, outside service vendors are always up to date with latest technology trends in the industry. Whether you need to outsource your entire project or only a portion of it, you can be rest assured that you will have access to the expertise you need to complete your IT roadmap.
In a survey by Deloitte, 31% of respondents indicated that they plan to rely more heavily on outsourcing in the future. Ntirety brings database and industry expertise, best practices, and a solid project management methodology to quickly size and execute any project that impacts your SQL Server® and Oracle® databases. Ntirety employs the best database experts in the industry to give you peace of mind knowing that our team will deliver the highest quality project at the best possible price.