Cloud computing revolutionized the tech world by allowing people and businesses to access a vast amount of resources through the internet. Services like data storage, specific software, and analytics programs are just a few of the benefits to cloud computing.
All of this information exists in a digital space rather than on a computer’s hard drive, but these services do not maintain themselves. Kind of like your lawn. You have to go outside to pull the weeds, cut the grass, put down fertilizer—it’s a pain. And, a lot of work. Which is why many of us prefer to hire someone to come and care for the lawn for us.
This is exactly what managed cloud services do. We’re like the landscapers of cloud computing. Yes, you could hire an in-house cloud services management team, but it’s expensive and time-consuming to train people on the myriad services your company needs.
Instead, leave it to the experts.
Many companies are looking to tap into the power of cloud computing, and while there are dozens benefits to using a cloud-based system, there is also a lot of training and effort needed to perform the complex tasks required to manage cloud infrastructure. Many of the tools available may be too advanced for an in-house employee and can lead to mismanagement and human errors.
Using a trusted managed cloud services provider ensures that you reap all benefits without taking on as much of the risks. A cloud-based system is one of the most convenient and secure methods for storing data, but it also offers flexibility as data can be accessed from any location. Cloud computing allows for easy scalability and reduces the cost of creating your own data center.
Unmanaged Cloud System
Companies have the option to maintain the cloud services internally, and many choose to do this because they insist on “doing it themselves,” to retain control over their investments. But, internal management requires an IT team that possesses the skills to properly manage the desired services.
With an unmanaged cloud-based system, you will be paying a monthly fee to essentially “rent” space from a major hosting provider like Amazon, Google, or Microsoft. However, with this agreement, you’re also taking on all of the responsibility of implementation and management. The provider gives you the tools, but you need to know what to do with them. Management of the cloud includes maintaining the environment, installing software, managing firewalls, troubleshooting issues and ensuring all security protocols.
Implementing a cloud-based system for the first time can be a time consuming and costly affair for an organization. Although companies may be paying a smaller “rental” fee for their hosting provider, they will have to invest a great deal of money into their own resources such as hiring and training more engineers if their IT departments aren’t sufficiently staffed. Even after training and implementing, many companies will need to dedicate more time and money into supervisors and create a whole new sector of their internal operations.
Managed Cloud Service
A greater amount of enterprises are moving to the public cloud and are choosing to engage with managed cloud service providers who specialize in migrating and managing implementations. Most of these vendors focus exclusively on one of the main cloud providers: Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform.
Working with a separate cloud services management company to oversee the cloud is beneficial since our resources already have the knowledge and expertise needed to implement cloud-based systems. Outsourcing this aspect will enhance your business operations and provide you with a team of experts who can advise and consult you on the best way to meet your businesses needs through your cloud-based platform.
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