Date posted: 1st July 2017
Without comprehensive cloud managed services, your business is susceptible to security threats, data loss and costly downtime. Whether you have a multi-tenant or hybrid cloud environment, cloud managed service providers possess extensive knowledge to support your environment or complement your in-house team.
Thinking of outsourcing IT management to a cloud managed services provider? Here are some specific benefits:
By outsourcing your cloud managed services, you control and reduce costly network maintenance costs. Staffing a full-time IT department is expensive and often unnecessary for small to medium-sized businesses with simple networks. A cloud managed services provide can help you save tens of thousands per year.
With the flexibility of cloud managed services, you decide how much you’re willing to pay for IT services and have a consistent monthly bill.
For example, a privatized learning institute for working adults will need the most support in the evenings when students are online after work and less so during lighter use periods.
With a fixed monthly service plan that’s customized to fit your needs or budget, you optimize the amount you pay for IT support.
Migrating to a cloud environment is the first step in future-proofing your data center. Next, you’ll need make the latest technology and services available to your business.
By hiring an in-house IT staff, your IT personnel will have to spend company time training when a new technology or required upgrade gets released. Cloud technicians are already prepared to manage the latest technology.
Cloud managed service providers are flexible. Some providers offer pay-per-service or payment plans, enabling your business to focus funds on growth.
Other cloud managed service providers offer a converged solution, which produces even more cost savings. These converged solutions may include security protection, network monitoring or the setup of a new service area.
Cloud MSPs offer a robust network infrastructure with 24/7 management. Depending on the service agreement, a cloud managed service provider can monitor and scan the network for patch requirements security, and more.
Managed service providers can also integrate existing business practices and policies to manage your network to coincide with your organizational goals.
With a managed cloud network, the provider manages all applications and servers in a central data center.
This increased network availability also raises employee production. Your remote network users can access centralized data within the same network including virtual services, and you can build storage and backup into a centralized network.
Cloud service providers offer better control over service levels, performance and maintenance. With a comprehensive service-level agreement, your business gains service continuity. The longer you work with a cloud managed services provider like Netfast, the more familiar they become with your network, leading to faster issue response times.
Services are the lifeline of a cloud managed service provider. Netfast has designed countless networks and data centers with proven redundancy and resiliency to maintain business continuity.
With cloud managed services, your data will be safe and secured across all cloud services and applications. In the event of a disaster, your business and operations can continue with minimal downtime.
Your businesses can expect quick response times through enterprise-class monitoring and remote cloud services. Netfast can access, monitor and repair virtually any network issue remotely. If you must resolve an issue locally, a technician can usually be dispatched within one business day.
When vendor-specific service issues arise, cloud managed service providers take care of contacting third-party vendors to resolve them.
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