This solution allows you to choose how much work your team performs in-house compared to how much you outsource to a managed cloud provider. You can even outsource all of the work if you don’t have an in-house IT department. Time-consuming chores might be outsourced if your IT department is small, allowing you to focus on more strategic activities. Companies can gain competence without increasing their workforce.
Examples and applications of the cloud
A cloud application is sometimes referred to as a “software-as-a-service” (SaaS) service. Here are a few well-known ones:
- A CRM platform
- Google Analytics
- Amazon’s Cloud Computing Services
- Building blocks for long-term resiliency in business (and disaster recovery)
Business continuity planning pairs well with a managed cloud service. There is redundancy to assure uptime for your server, apps and server hardware (which you rent as part of your cloud hosting deal). Regardless of what happens, your managed service provider has a business continuity plan (BCP) in place to guarantee that they can satisfy their service level agreements (SLAs) with you.
Business contacts (such as an operations manager) may lead the effort from any location and even access the apps to carry out any activities required. The effect of a catastrophe that might ordinarily interrupt operations can be minimized by using distributed technologies and teams.
The capacity to restore data and/or systems after technologically specific incidents like data breaches, ransomware, and loss of hardware (like laptops and servers) is a significant component of the business continuity advantage (not an issue for cloud-hosted solutions).
- An increase in the trustworthiness of the system
Thanks to the redundancy of cloud infrastructure and architectures, all your business tools and data will always be accessible. In order to guarantee uptime and access continuity, fail-safes have been included in the design of your system. In the event of an outage, you would not be notified since the system would immediately “roll” to the next redundant instance thus keeping you online.
- 3. Improved ability to scale
Managing hardware is a problem for onsite servers, but you’ll have to buy and install more RAM or hard disk space if you want this. When you use cloud computing, you just amend your contract to account for the added capacity, then log in to make the necessary changes. You may change the contract using a managed cloud service and have the new extra space reconfigured for you.
Growing and meeting other demands are simplified, thanks to the service supplied. While the service provider takes care of the dirty work, you can concentrate on the important tasks at hand.
- Confidence in your ability to protect sensitive data
Secure systems are critical to the reputation of a data center organization. You should constantly double-check the security of your data center with your managed cloud service provider. You don’t want to learn that your network is being hosted in someone’s garage, do you?
The following are good data center practices:
- Procedures for many levels of security
- SOC II compliance
- Security measures around the building’s perimeter
- Lockdowns based on smart cards and/or biometrics
- Suppression of specific areas’ fire danger
- Technical know-how to accomplish tasks correctly
Enterprise service providers with a track record of success are well-equipped to set up, deploy, migrate and maintain your company’s cloud solutions. Their technological experience enables them to come in and assist instantly, whether as another “team member” or as a full-service cloud service provider for your company.
- Custom solutions can be built more easily
You have greater freedom in the tools and programs you utilize when you’re not tied down to certain hardware. A dedicated server is required if an application requires it. A managed cloud solution can effortlessly deploy a single virtual server with all the necessary storage, security, and RAM it needs to function to meet the demand.
- A more rapid deployment process (with better assistance)
It is faster to install when using a managed cloud service provider. Performing regular performance analyses helps keep your system running at peak efficiency. End-user monitoring by the network operations center (NOC) ensures that issues are recognized and corrected – even before they become apparent to end-users. Should a problem arise, support personnel can be contacted right away to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.
- Better ability to manage a budget
Managed cloud services reduce the need for expensive on-premises hardware and the associated depreciation that comes with it. As a result, the whole enterprise simply incurs a cost of operation. There are also fixed rates for any services required to enhance the infrastructure, in order to satisfy rising data, user or application requirements.
Reducing the amount of physical equipment required and consolidating expenses make it easier to match computing requirements with your available budget.
HEM Innovative Solutions is always pleased to discuss managed cloud services with you. Visit us online or call us at (905) 362-9371 today.