Here’s why you need a managed service provider for your business cloud.
We will soon enter the 3rd decade of the 21st century. The digital habitat that the world has seen sprouting in the last decade is projected to grow further, wider and deeper in the coming period. There are examples of great businesses that started off without any physical infrastructure. What made it all possible? Yes, you guessed it right! The thriving technology, the interlaced internet, and above all, the colossal cloud.
With internet-enabled devices, we all can easily access the data we have stored in the cloud. But, who can tell us how?
When you tell your friend that you are running short of the storage space on your mobile phone, he simply tells you to upload the data on Google Drive. But, what if you ask him that you are running short of physical space in your office?
You have already bought 12 computers and 20 external hard drives, and now you have no money to invest further. The data keeps generating every day and in that way, your office will soon start flooding with external hard drives. What will he tell you?
AWS? Or, probably Azure? Oh, sure! But did he also tell you that AWS provides more than 160 services? If you visit AWS, in most cases, you will be directed to a page with a list of 1000s of AWS service providers. You choose one from them.
Quite a tangled web, huh?
This is where a managed service provider comes in!
Here are the benefits of a managed service provider that you should consider before you decide to embrace the cloud:
1. Improved Cost Efficiency
Hosting a fully managed cloud server is always more profitable than…
- buying multiple storage devices,
- renting an office space for the IT infrastructure,
- hiring multiple employees and
- setting up the Local storage area network on your premises.
Imagine paying the salary of an AWS expert and now imagine paying a fixed subtle (and lesser) amount for a dedicated team of AWS experts. What suits best?
2. Systematized Resource Optimization
Let me explain this in continuation with the last point. With every resource you add, your bill adds up. But, the good news is that the bills are calculated based on how much you are using. So, you pay for exactly what you use.
In this case, it is very essential to use everything that you have paid for/will pay for to its full capacity. But, when you are already using like 20/30 instances, it is really difficult to keep an eye on the usage of each of them.
Monitoring saves a lot of bucks. Tracking whether – (1) the resources assigned to your workload are underutilized or (2) any resource is on the verge of exploitation – is extremely important.
With managed cloud services, you will have access to a dedicated team monitoring your usage. They will guide you with the allocation of resources to keep your system up and bills low always.
3. Fortified Cloud Security
It is not news that DDoS attacks are common these days. Your customers and you will not be able to access your system as the traffic will be high and super-fast-paced. The reports of other cyber attacks such as malware, SQL injection, etc. are also increasing day-by-day.
Other not-so-surprising attacks that are common these days are Ransomware Attacks. Hackers encrypt your data and ask for a bulgy ransom in exchange for the decryption key. There is no assurance that you will receive the key even if you pay the ransom.
Well, you can set up the protection from your end but for the real, fool-proof Patronus Charm, you need the magic of the wizard’s wand!
4. Trouble-free Customization of Cloud Services
We have experienced over the span of last 20 years that business cloud requirements are more agile than we think. Some businesses need larger storage while some businesses require crucially high uptime. Sometimes you want to store an application of 1.2 TB. But, you have an external hard disk of 1 TB. Buying another external hard drive would not help.
In the field of cloud, there is no particular universal solution. You have requirements, we craft solutions based on that.
After analyzing the patterns in the requirements for years, we have come up with our plans where you can find what you need. And, if you don’t, you can always call us instantly at +91 22 6142 6099 or mail us at email@example.com to discuss your requirements.
5. Streamlined, Predictable and Recurrent Monthly Costs
After our earlier discussion, this point does sound obvious. But, we cannot neglect it! Imagine, you have a telephone in your home. You have a rough idea of which family members have used it for how much time. You can predict the bill, right? And, since these are routine habits, subsequent bills will also fall in a particular price range.
Now imagine a hypothetical scenario where your neighbors are coming in as they please and use your telephone. You have no track over its usage now! Would you be able to predict the bill?
This pretty much sums up the case with pay-per-use cloud plans.
Now that you are…
- optimizing the usage of all the provisioned resources
- tracking their exploitation to manage the traffic spikes
- making sure that no instance is hogging the resources
- not letting any instance seat idle and smack your budget…
you know how much you will have to pay at the end of the month.
6. Future-Proofed Technology
As you build your product/service portfolio, you realize that you will have to keep it flexible and dynamic for what’s coming in the future.
As a fashion stylist, you would want to spend your time and human resources in keeping an eye on what’s trending. So, studying what’s new in cloud computing and how you can leverage it, is definitely nowhere on your agenda.
A managed cloud service provider does this for you. We analyze what the cloud future is bringing along and how we can help our customers be ready for it.
7. Increased Infrastructure Reliability, Performance, and Robustness
Having discussed the above points, we know that if a person wants to have complete control over the entire cloud infrastructure of a company, he needs to be a spiderman. And, what if it is a hybrid or multi-cloud? Somebody call the superman! Okay, jokes apart!
It is a complicated task that quashes your company’s mission statement.
So, outsourcing this work is better anytime! It ensures the rigidity of the foundation of your company’s cloud infrastructure.
– Built systematically
– in lesser time,
– using correct tools
– in a minimal budget
Well, who wouldn’t like that? : )
8. Disaster Recovery Measures
Gartner defines Disaster Recovery as:
“Disaster recovery (DR) is defined as (1) The use of alternative network circuits to re-establish communications channels in the event that the primary channels are disconnected or malfunctioning, and (2) The methods and procedures for returning a data center to full operation after a catastrophic interruption (e.g., including recovery of lost data).”
Disasters don’t announce their arrivals beforehand. But, we can be prepped for that Big-O case.
You can opt for DRaaS as an add-on service. So, again, you are paying because you want the service.
Once you opt this service, you can sleep peacefully. Because your managed service provider will make sure that the backup plan is in place.
9. Quick Solutions; Expert, Dedicated, Around-the-Clock Support
With a 24/7 support system, you can buzz your service provider anytime. This particular situation will be very difficult to achieve when you use inhouse help.
You can raise a ticket, chat with the person or call him/her and get your issue solved in no time.
10. Solves Vendor Service Issues
As a managed service provider, the company is liable to solve all the vendor-specific issues.
For example, being a managed AWS service provider, we will be the ones to resolve any technical issues you have with AWS. If it has arisen from the end of the vendor, AWS in this case, you will not have to bother contacting them. We will talk to them as a liaison.
11. Automatic Upgrades
If you are in the hospital business, and there is an emergency. Would you attend that or take care of the Windows update pop-ups that keeping peeping every now and then?
When you use a managed service provider, you wouldn’t have to keep your system updates on your to-do list. We would make sure that your systems are updated always.
About the application software that you have installed in the system, they are just the ones you have to take care of. And, if you need help with that, our team is always ready to help.
12. Power of SLAs
This is how Techopedia defines an SLA:
“A Service Level Agreement (SLA) is the service contract component between a service provider and customer. An SLA provides specific and measurable aspects related to service offerings. For example, SLAs are often included in signed agreements between Internet service providers (ISP) and customers.”
This lays the foundation of trust in your relationship with your cloud service provider. Whatever is mentioned in SLA, your provider has to abide by it. For example, as mentioned in our SLA, “The target availability objective for the QualiSpace Datacenter is 99.9% per month (excluding unavailability due to scheduled maintenance).”
To avail the best services at low cost and yet being free from the infrastructural bulk, is possible. You just have to pick up the phone and call us right away!
Visit www.qualispace.com for more information.