Your company is information-driven. Without complete cloud management, your organization is at risk of security breaches, data loss, and expensive downtime. Whether you have a multi-tenant or hybrid cloud environment, cloud-managed service providers have considerable cloud understanding. They can help you maintain your infrastructure, close management gaps, and ensure cloud compliance.
What Is Managed Cloud Services?
Managed cloud services are a term that refers to outsourcing everyday information technology management for cloud-based services and technical support in order to automate and optimize your company operations.
Often, corporate IT staff lack the capabilities necessary to monitor and operate a cloud system successfully. In these instances, business contracts with a third-party cloud managed services provider to handle cloud security, compute, storage, network operations, application stacks, and suppliers, among other things.
Cloud MSPs can also manage monitoring and reporting, performance testing, backup and recovery, and more, depending on your IT requirements. Employing a cloud-managed services provider is often less costly than hiring an in-house staff due to the set monthly price.
Ten Advantages of Managed Cloud Services Providers
- Cost reductions
By outsourcing your cloud-managed services, you may gain control and save money on expensive network maintenance. A full-time information technology staff is costly and sometimes unneeded for small to medium-sized organizations with basic networks. Outsourcing to a cloud-first managed services provider, such as HEM, may save you thousands of dollars each year compared to the expense of maintaining an in-house IT staff.
- Monthly charges that are predictable and recurrent
With cloud-managed services, you may set your own price for IT services and get a regular monthly charge.
- Technology that is future-proof
Migrating your data center to a cloud environment is the first step toward future-proofing it. Following that, you’ll want to ensure that your organization has access to cutting-edge technology and services.
Your IT team will be obliged to spend company time training when a new technology or needed update is available by employing in-house IT workers. Cloud professionals are already trained and equipped to handle cutting-edge technologies.
- Personalized and integrated services
Providers of cloud-managed services are adaptable. Certain providers provide pay-per-service or installment options, allowing your organization to concentrate resources on the development.
Additionally, some cloud-managed service providers provide a converged solution that results in even greater cost reductions. Consolidated solutions may include security protection, network monitoring, and the establishment of a new service area.
- A strong infrastructure
Cloud-managed service providers (MSPs) such as HEM provide solid network infrastructure with round-the-clock administration. Depending on the terms of the service agreement, a cloud-managed service provider may monitor and scan the network for patch needs, security, and other issues.
Additionally, managed service providers may incorporate current business procedures and rules to ensure that your network is managed in accordance with your organization’s objectives.
- Network services and applications that are centralized
On the other hand, a managed cloud network is one in which the provider administers all apps and servers in a centralized data center.
Additionally, this enhanced network availability boosts staff productivity. You may integrate storage and backup into a centralized network so that distant network users can access centralized data inside the same network, including virtual services.
- Coverage at all levels of service
Cloud service providers provide you with more control over service availability, performance, and maintenance. A robust service-level agreement ensures service continuity for your organization. The longer you engage with a cloud-managed services provider such as HEM, the more knowledgeable they grow with your network, which results in shorter problem resolution times.
- Reconstruction after a disaster
Services are a cloud-managed service provider’s lifeblood. HEM has constructed many networks and data centers with proven redundancy and resilience to ensure business continuity.
Cloud-managed services ensure the safety and security of your data across all cloud services and apps. Your company and activities can continue with minimum interruption in the case of a calamity.
- Prompt response
Through enterprise-level monitoring and remote cloud services, your organizations can anticipate rapid reaction times. HEM can remotely access, monitor, and fix practically any network problem. If a technician is required to handle a problem locally, they should be dispatched the same business day.
- Vendor interaction
When vendor-specific service problems emerge, cloud-managed service providers are responsible for contacting and resolving them with third-party suppliers.