There are two ways to manage and maintain your cloud environment: hire and train a dedicated team to do it or opt for a managed cloud service. A managed cloud service, as the name suggests, is a service where the management of all or part of an organization’s cloud infrastructure is outsourced to a third-party service provider.
When should you opt for a Managed Cloud Service?
If your business has the resources and expertise, you may choose to have your own dedicated team of experts to manage the infrastructure, tools, and applications of your cloud environment. This will give you autonomous, transparent and complete control over your cloud.
On the other hand, if you wish to tap into the power of cloud computing without requiring the effort of a full-time, in-house team, then you could opt for a managed cloud service, and focus resources and efforts into developing the business instead.
That’s exactly why many small and medium-sized businesses opt for a managed cloud service – that way, even with fewer names on their payrolls, it becomes possible to take advantage of the many benefits of cloud computing.
Why should you choose a Managed Cloud Service?
- Fixed, recurring costs: More often than not, you get into an agreement with a managed cloud service provider on a customized plan and pay a fixed monthly charge towards those services.
- No future-proofing worries: When it comes to technology, change is the only constant! So, if you hire an in-house IT team to manage your cloud, you will need to spend time, effort and resources to periodically training the team. In fact, Frost & Sullivan records that 25% of organizations concede to have hindered cloud implementations due to the lack of in-house expertise. If you opt for a managed cloud service provider, you needn’t concern yourself with this it is the service provider’s responsibility to provide a professional service through their qualified experts.
- 24×7 security: Often, service level agreements (SLA) for managed cloud services include round the clock cloud monitoring, data migration, and support so you can be assured of enhanced security across your cloud environment.
- Optimal management of hybrid/multi-cloud: The best way to make the most of cloud computing is to mix and match different cloud and on-prem solutions. With the right managed cloud services partner, you can rest assured that your workloads are being managed optimally, according to your unique priorities.
With a trusted managed cloud service provider, you can make the most of your cloud environment and be assured of its smooth and efficient running without capacity, bandwidth, or security issues.
CloudNow offers managed cloud services that range from helping you choose and design your hybrid cloud environment and implementing your cloud migration plan to its continued management and monitoring. To know more, get in touch with us today!