Outsourced Backup and Data Protection Transformation
Ninety percent of outsourced data center operations customers reserve the right to design the architecture of the service they procure. Today many outsourced clients are tackling the data protection environment to ensure improvements in quality of service at a lower cost. This is problematic for the outsourcing partner as much of their economics is based upon long-term use of capitalized data center investments (servers, software licenses, and storage).
Working with IBM Strategic Outsourcing (SO), Cobalt Iron has been able to transform existing SO accounts to ADP software while transitioning the infrastructure to a combination of common off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware and cloud resources.