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Focusing on Data Center Expertise

Feb. 19, 2022
A new paper from CBRE looks at the importance of outsourcing as a way of delivering real-world data center facility management success.

Outsourcing is a trend found in almost every sector of the economy, and the data center industry is no exception. But outsourcing is not without its challenges, and if IT leaders aren’t careful, they could find themselves buried in the details of facility management rather than ensuring optimal data center operations. Selecting the right partner is key.

A new paper from CBRE looks at the importance of outsourcing as a way of delivering real-world data center success. They assert that working with leaders in the facility management space will allow those in the REIT and data center segment to improve their bottom line and develop operational efficiencies. Agility and the ability to quickly meet new market demands are also benefits of this relationship.

First, the authors examine the changing data center landscape, comparing the legacy versus digital approach for data center, hyperscale, and REIT facility management. Then they discuss how leaders with a digital mindset can adopt a next-gen operational model. Finally, they provide real-world use cases.