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Recover Your Data Center Space After IT Infrastructure Outsourcing

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Get rid of your extra in-house data center space and equipment before you destroy your outsourcing business case.

The growth of IT infrastructure outsourcing and server virtualization have reduced in-house data center physical space and equipment requirements, leaving organizations with more data center capacity than they need.
Recovering data center space and liquidated excess equipment can provide significant IT cost savings.
However, poor planning and preparation to recover the data center can result in overspending, compliance risks, and security risks.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

Failure to recover excess data center space can destroy the financial aspect of your outsourcing business case.
Recovery of unutilized assets is time-sensitive.
This renovation is not a do-it-yourself project. Seek professional expertise.

Impact and Result

Save on IT costs by downsizing your data center or selling it if you don’t need the space.
Capitalize on the value of your excess equipment by liquidating or disposing of it before it depreciates and becomes obsolete.

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Recover Your Data Center Space After IT Infrastructure Outsourcing

  1. 1. Recover Your Data Center Space After IT Infrastructure Outsourcing. Get rid of your extra in-house data center space and equipment before you destroy your outsourcing business case. As an Infrastructure Manager or IT Director, I’ve made the financial case for outsourcing our organization’s IT infrastructure. However, I cannot achieve the savings I’ve outlined unless we recover our excess data center space and repatriate it back to the business. Failure to recover excess data center space can destroy the financial aspect of your outsourcing business case. Recovery of your unutilized assets is time sensitive. This renovation is not a do-it-yourself project. Seek professional expertise. • Determine the standby power, cooling, fire protection, security, and space requirements of your data center based on your current and future workloads remaining in-house. • Design your data center target state. • Evaluate the benefits of repurposing your data center and compare the costs of each project option to decide on a course of action. • Determine the most optimal time to begin the project, taking capital, resources, and downtime considerations into account. • Develop a business case to achieve management buy-in. • Develop a plan to manage your assets and mitigate risks associated with equipment liquidation and disposal. • Hire contractors and partners such as IT asset disposition companies to facilitate the project. • Use a tabletop planning exercise to develop and visualize your plan. • Hire contractors using Info-Tech’s interview guides and scorecards. • Monitor your project and track success.

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