Data center outsourcing provides good economic and service success, but the frequency by which IT organizations choose to outsource this function has been volatile. In this study, we provide IT executives with insight into how broadly their peers are undertaking outsourcing as a data center strategy. We also examine the success rates that organizations are having with reducing cost and improving service through outsourcing the critical data center function. We conclude with five steps for assessing the feasibility of data center outsourcing. (19 pp., 8 fig.)
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