Gartner Research

Best Practice — Integrating Security Services With Data Center Outsourcing

Published: 27 May 2016

ID: G00299265

Analyst(s): Kelly Kavanagh , William Maurer


Recent increases in cloud-based solutions affecting data center outsourcing (DCO) are causing sourcing managers to ask how security services can be outsourced and benefit from best-practice DCO contracts. Here, we show sourcing managers how to effectively integrate security services and DCO deals.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Ensure the Proper Weighting of All Key Requirements for Security Services and DCO Solutions During the RFP Process
  • Create the Contract With Proper Structure and Content for Both Traditional DCO/IUS and Security Service Requirements
  • Key Master Service Agreement (MSA) Articles
  • Key Contract Attachments to the MSA

Case Study

  • Challenge
  • Approach
  • Result
  • Critical Success Factors
  • Lessons Learned

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