Houston, Texas – (The Hosting News) – February 12, 2007 – A recent report prepared by Frost and Sullivan’s Stratecast, has shown that The Planet’s carrier-grade IT hosting infrastructure can reduce costs by more than 75 percent, for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) over a three-year period.
“SMBs Can Cut IT Costs by More Than 75 Percent by Subscribing to Hosted Infrastructure Services,” weighs in-house IT infrastructure costs, over the course of a three-year period, versus subscribing to an on demand IT infrastructure service from The Planet. The study evaluates the total cost of ownership based on Web and database servers, security, lease premiums, dedicated Internet access, utilities and in-house administration. Initial results show SMB customers spend approximately $24,100 with The Planet’s on demand IT infrastructure, while a self-operating approach could total upwards of $104,600.
Steve Kahan, Vice President of Marketing at The Planet remarked, “As today’s technology costs have become more manageable, SMBs can now compete head-to-head with larger competitors. The Planet offers an on demand IT infrastructure for SMB customers, leveraging our world-class data centers, high-performance network and extensive managed services. The Stratecast research validates the value we provide customers, delivering reduced IT management costs and increased flexibility to allow our customers to remain focused on their core business. The Planet is the great equalizer that allows SMBs strategic business advantages.”
According to Stratecast, the financial investment required to purchase, operate and internally maintain an IT infrastructure can be overwhelming for SMB customers. Enlisting a provider like The Planet offers costs savings and increased performance. The research also concludes:
- Hosted IT infrastructure delivers IT reliability to SMBs, as subscribers typically receive enterprise-level SLAs from their hosting provider.
- SMBs gain technical expertise, and increased flexibility and scalability, with an on demand IT infrastructure that allows customers to easily fluctuate and downsize equipment needs on a month-by-month basis.
- Reduced IT and business risk by enlisting the expertise of an on demand IT infrastructure provider, SMBs can focus on their strategic business goals.
Frost and Sullivan’s Stratecast practice, endeavors to directly assist clients in achieving their strategic objectives by providing critical and objective insights. Stratecast’s industry analysts and market experts provide the communications industry with market consulting and tactical strategic forecasting. The market information and industry research is designed to help senior executives make critical business, technology, product, partnership, and tactical strategy decisions.
The Planet is a leading provider of On Demand IT Infrastructure solutions, hosting more than 22,000 small- and medium-size businesses and 2.8 million Web sites worldwide. By offering the best choice of servers, software tools and world-class support, backed by state-of-the-art facilities and the highest level of network connectivity, The Planet endeavors to turn information technology into a competitive advantage, enabling customers to grow businesses.
For more information about The Planet, please visit: www.theplanet.com.