Outsourcing doesn’t have to be controversial or painful, especially when it comes to outsourcing Domain Name System (DNS) needs to a provider that specializes in DNS services for multi-cloud, edge, and on-premises environments. You can actually realize benefits that are quite the opposite of “painful” and “controversial.” What does this mean for your business? Cost and time savings without eliminating IT jobs.
But why outsource in the first place? Maintaining DNS services like hosting, record maintenance, or security in-house means keeping more control over that service, which is a good thing, isn’t it? The answer, of course, is not so simple. Yes, keeping services in-house provides a great deal of control over those services. It also means greater demands on teams who have to maintain those services and scale them when necessary. Internal DNS services can slow down processes as well. For example: adding new entries. An internal DNS service may take weeks or a month to add a new entry, whereas a managed DNS service can bring on new records much faster. All of this translates to spending more time, effort, and money on just keeping the infrastructure up and running. Outsourcing DNS services, then, means tapping a group of specialists to alleviate a significant portion of that stress that teams would feel managing their own DNS services, thereby reducing load on personnel and leading to happier internal customers.
Many enterprises end up achieving cost efficiencies and peace of mind by outsourcing their DNS solutions to providers like F5, taking advantage of its DNS-as-a-service solution with F5 Distributed Cloud Services. This allows them to tap into the expertise of a proven, specialized provider to improve the reliability and performance of their DNS infrastructure. Instead of cutting jobs, enterprises can allocate IT resources more effectively to support other core business functions. And while this represents a win-win scenario, there are some additional considerations before taking the plunge.
DNS management savings: Many DNS providers have specialized expertise, resources, and automated processes to drastically improve the overall quality and security of the DNS services they provide, usually above and beyond what a localized IT team can manage with on-premises assets. That means letting the specialists handle the heavy lifting and letting your team focus on the tasks they’re best at.
Cost savings: The element at—or near—the top of everyone’s mind, this is an area where teams can see some of the largest gains because of outsourcing their DNS service needs. Instead of paying to acquire and set up a new on-premises DNS device, outsourcing DNS needs via a solution like F5 Distributed Cloud Services can save thousands of dollars while still providing robust, reliable, easy-to-use DNS solutions.
Redeploying staff for better maintenance: Outsourcing DNS services can reap savings of time and money to the point that personnel who would otherwise be occupied with maintaining a DNS infrastructure can be assigned to more mission-critical and revenue-generating duties and tasks.
Freeing up staff for strategic roles: In many cases, companies can redeploy employees to high-priority areas of focus within the organization, generating new sources of revenue. They can move IT staff to handle strategic tasks or utilize their skills in emerging IT-related roles.
Committing to a DNS provider is like committing to a relationship: there are some factors to consider when finding a trustworthy partner that will actually save you headaches.