What is Managed Cloud?
Some people prefer to do everything themselves, whether it’s personal finances or vacation planning. However, these are relatively simple and straightforward tasks. When it comes to running a business, even a small one, you may realize that focusing on what you do best is the winning strategy. Leave the rest to the professionals. That is a big part of what makes managed cloud appealing.
Managed Cloud is a service that helps organizations build their servers and infrastructure on the cloud by handling the technical back end, allowing companies to focus on their core business. This method is becoming increasingly popular among smaller businesses and even some enterprise-level companies as it can greatly reduce IT and management costs, as well as provide easier access to necessary technology stacks. Basically, managed cloud services enable businesses to harness the power of cloud computing without having to become experts in everything.
Managed cloud services include designing server architecture, managing security tools, automatic patching and updating, cloud optimization, and even scaling on demand. Most importantly, they also provide around-the-clock support.
Business owners have two options:
- Hiring and training an internal team of experts to handle the complex tasks of managing the cloud infrastructure, application stacks, and tools. You can also manage and switch between multiple service providers. You might have one for multi-tenant cloud infrastructure, another for single-tenant servers, and a third for support.
- Employing a trustworthy partner. This option allows the company to focus on its core business and gaining new customers. This lets them to stay lean and fast while not wasting time. Managed cloud allows each customer to choose which IT functions it wishes to manage in-house, while leaving all the rest to its service provider
What are the benefits of Managed Cloud Services?
1. Cost optimization.
Cloud-managed services enable you to control and reduce the costs associated with network maintenance. If you don’t require a full-time IT department to meet your needs, you can save money by outsourcing cloud-managed services.
2. Predictable monthly costs.
With cloud managed services, you can decide how much your company is willing to pay for IT services and plan your budget accordingly. Cloud managed services provide a fixed monthly plan that can be tailored to your company’s budget and needs.
3. Access to cutting-edge solutions
Managed cloud services provide you with the most up-to-date services and technology to run your business. Cloud technicians are trained to use cutting-edge technology, which your in-house team would require additional training to learn about.
4. Flexible services
Cloud managed services provide integrated and customized services. You can select from flexible plans such as pay per service or other payment plans that allow your company to focus its resources on growth.
5. Robust infrastructure
The network infrastructure is robust with 24/7 management services. Cloud managed services may continuously scan the network for patch requirement security and monitor your network. They can integrate your company’s existing policies and practices to align with your organization’s goals.
6. Network application and services are centralized
The managed cloud network lets the provider manage all the servers and applications in the central data center. This contributes to increased employee productivity. Remote network users can access the centralized data in the same network, and you can also incorporate backup and cloud storage management into the centralized network.
7. Disaster recovery
Many networks and data centers with resiliency and redundancy are available through cloud managed services to ensure business continuity. It ensures the safety and security of your data across cloud applications and services. Even if a disaster occurs, your business and operations will continue with no or little downtime.
8. Third-party vendors management
If there are any vendor-specific issues, the cloud-managed service provider will take over the responsibility of contacting the third-party vendors to resolve them.
A managed cloud provides critical benefits across your business, from increasing operational efficiency to lowering IT costs. Contact us today for more information on managed cloud services.