Manufacturing: 6 Benefits of Outsourcing Database Administration
Manufacturing companies face the challenge of managing large volumes of data efficiently and securely. Database administration is a critical aspect of your operations. As you know, it can be resource intensive and expensive to handle in-house. As a solution to this, many manufacturing firms are turning to Managed Services Providers (MSPs) like MiCORE Solutions for outsourcing their database administration services. In this blog, we explore the six benefits that manufacturing companies can gain from outsourcing all, or even a portion, of their database needs.
Cost Benefits: Outsourcing database administration responsibilities will significantly impact a manufacturing company’s bottom line. Handled internally, organizations need to invest in hiring and training skilled database administrators, provide competitive salaries, and bear the burden of benefits and ongoing professional development costs.
A cost-effective approach is leveraging a service provider to meet your needs. MSPs like MiCORE Solutions already have a team of experienced and certified database experts, saving your company from recruitment and training expenses. Additionally, MiCORE Solutions offers both full-time and fractional support and project assistance allowing for cost predictability and scalability. With these cost benefits, manufacturing companies can allocate their budget and resources strategically to other areas of their core business.
24/7 Support and Monitoring: Manufacturing companies often operate around the clock, and their databases need continuous monitoring and support to ensure seamless operations. Outsourcing database administration to a specialized service provider offers the advantage of 24/7 support and monitoring. This ensures that any potential issues, such as system failures or performance bottlenecks can be addressed promptly, minimizing downtime, and maintaining high availability.
Operational Efficiencies: Database administration involves various complex tasks, including database design, performance tuning, monitoring, and troubleshooting. MiCORE Solutions specializes in managing databases for multiple clients, honing our expertise through extensive experience and industry best practices. Meaning, manufacturing companies can tap into a pool of seasoned professionals who are well-versed in managing diverse database technologies.
Focus on Core Competencies: Outsourcing database administration allows manufacturing companies to focus on core competencies. You no longer need to divert valuable internal resources to manage databases, which could lead to suboptimal results if the staff lacks expertise in this domain. With a service provider handling database operations and administration, manufacturing companies can streamline their IT workflows, minimize downtime, and enhance overall operational efficiency.
Scalability and Flexibility: Manufacturing companies experience fluctuations in database workloads due to seasonal demands or product launches. Outsourcing database administration offers scalability and flexibility to adapt to changing requirements. MiCORE Solutions can quickly adjust resources and infrastructure to accommodate increased demand during peak periods, ensuring optimal performance without the need for the company to invest in additional hardware and staff.
Disaster Recovery and Backup Solutions: Manufacturing companies cannot afford to lose critical data in case of hardware failures, natural disasters, or cyber-attacks. Outsourcing database administration often includes comprehensive disaster recovery and backup solutions. Service providers can implement robust backup strategies, replicate data across multiple servers, and create effective disaster recovery plans to restore data and minimize data loss in case of unexpected events.
How MiCORE Can Help
Manufacturing companies increasingly recognize the strategic advantages of outsourcing their database administration services to Managed Services Providers. By doing so, they capitalize on cost benefits, operational efficiencies, and backup solutions offered by experienced database experts. The decision to outsource allows these companies to focus on their core competencies while ensuring that their critical data is managed professionally and securely. As the manufacturing industry continues to evolve, embracing the support of MSPs like MiCORE Solutions for database administration will prove to be a key differentiator in achieving sustained growth and success.
For over 15 years, MiCORE Solutions has provided specialized database and cloud infrastructure managed support services for Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, major open-source databases (MySQL, PostgresSQL, MariaDB), and AWS databases. MiCORE provides database cloud architecture, migration, and management across AWS, Azure, and Oracle Cloud. At MiCORE Solutions, we leverage our deep expertise and best practices, along with the latest cloud and database management technologies to help our clients transform, modernize, and maintain their critical data. We are committed to supporting our clients’ requirements by delivering cost effective, high quality, and reliable solutions that help drive innovation and maximize return on IT investments.