The Benefits of Outsourcing to Silicon Valley Web Hosting
By partnering with SVWH you get the benefits of maintaining ownership and management of your custom applications, while offloading daily server administration operations and overall infrastructure management. In addition, by taking advantage of outsourced services your company can often realize a cost-savings from changing a capital expenditure into an operating expense, thus freeing up resources allowing you to redirect investments into other key business initiatives.
One of the challenges facing companies that are developing their own web presence has to do with the type of systems they choose. More and more it's becoming a reality where these systems are ever more complex and consume greater amounts of electrical power. SVWH works with customers on how best to design their solutions to keep costs to a minimum and guarantee interoperability.
Outsourcing originally started as a cost-cutting measure, but it is becoming increasingly viewed as a strategic planning and business tool. Cost savings are still a key outsourcing benefit, but the additional business controls generated by outsourcing are driving the trend to external providers. Outsourcing is no longer only about cost arbitrage, but also about skills arbitrage.
The most frequently cited improvements when organizations decide to outsource their web infrastructure management and server administration are :
- Better ability to plan and make adjustments
- Higher levels of operational reliability
- Rapid implementation of new strategies and initiatives
The trend toward deriving broader business benefits from the outsourcing of web infrastructure development and server administration stems from the increased maturity and availability of hosting products and managed service offerings. SVWH has extensive experience working with start-ups in designing and building their complex web solutions, and assisting them in meeting the early phase growth challenges they face.
By outsourcing your web operations to SVWH you can:
Minimize capital expenditures - Outsourcing changes fixed costs into variable costs, makes more capital available for investment elsewhere in your business, and allows you to minimize expenditures in the early stages of your business.
Gain efficiencies - Companies that do most things themselves have higher research, development, and marketing expenses, all of which are passed on to customers. SVWH’s cost structure and economy of scale can give your firm an important competitive advantage.
Reduce labor costs - Hiring and training staff can be very expensive, especially for short-term or peripheral projects. Allowing SVWH to handle many of the tasks related to your web facing activities lets you focus your human resources on product development and core business requirements. By outsourcing your hosting requirements to SVWH, you can leverage the skills of our technical experts so that you do not have to increase your human capital to maintain Internet infrastructure, allowing your enterprise to increase speed to market and gain competitive advantage.
Start projects quickly - As a 24x7x365 web hosting provider SVWH has the resources to start projects immediately. Handling the same project in-house might involve taking weeks or months to hire the right people, train them, and provide the support they need. And if a project requires major capital investments (such as buying software, servers, storage devices, firewalls, loadbalancers, switches, or routers), the process can be even become more difficult to get started quickly.
Focus on Core business activities - Every business has limited resources, and every manager has limited time and attention. Outsourcing with SVWH can help your business to shift its focus from peripheral activities towards work that directly serves the customer. It can also help your managers stay focused and set their priorities more clearly. They will be able to devote less time and fewer resources to managing infrastructure, permitting them to focus more on business processes.
Establish a competitive position - Most small firms simply can't afford to match the in-house support services that specialized companies maintain. Outsourcing with SVWH can help small firms look "bigger" by giving them access to economies of scale such as greater efficiency and expertise.
Reduce Risk - Every business investment carries a certain amount of risk. Markets, competition, laws, financial conditions, and technologies all can change very quickly. SVWH can assume and manage this risk for you, because we know how to avoid risk in our areas of expertise.
At SVWH we know the realities of raising and spending venture money while building a new company. We also know the special challenges of finding the right team members, while at the same time we are deeply familiar with the extraordinary leverage we offer in time-to-market, in cost savings, and in running a 24 hour operation.
Silicon Valley Web Hosting is prepared and ready to become your web infrastructure partner, so please contact us today at to discuss your unique web infrastructure needs.