As we all know great companies develop and support CORE COMPETENCIES and outsource the rest. Obviously the attached post serves Salesforce.com extremely well. But they deserve it, as do a large number of the cloud services providers. Their core competency is being a data center.
“Datacenter managers at 84% of the organizations in a recent IDC study experienced issues with datacenter power, space, or cooling capacity; asset usage or deployment; or uptime in the past year. These problems resulted in delayed or aborted application rollouts, reduced ability to support customers, and unplanned reallocation of opex and capex budgets away from strategic goals. Inconsistent and/or incomplete information reduced datacenter teams’ ability to support business innovation and make maximum use of infrastructure hardware and software investments.”