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As the impact of cloud computing expands throughout business organizations, many find it sensible to outsource portions of their IT to a managed cloud services provider. Outsourcing involves moving management of cloud solutions and technical support to a provider as a pathway to enhanced business operations.
It’s common for enterprises to seek out a managed cloud services provider when they determine there’s a significant gap between the technology they’re implementing and their in-house resources for monitoring and maintaining these systems. Take a look at these six benefits of partnering with the right managed services provider:
Cost Savings: You may associate outsourcing with larger organizations, but it’s often most helpful for small and medium-size companies. Employing a full IT staff that can handle the vast array of skills associated with cloud computing is costly. Outsourcing provides the expertise you need only at the duration and level that you require, so you don’t pay for service you don’t need.
Predictable Invoicing: When you partner with a managed cloud service provider, there’re no surprise costs. You won’t suddenly be required to pay for a new piece of hardware or maintenance. It’s all included in your monthly invoice within the subscription-based pay model.
Scalability: If your business involves seasonality of any kind, such as a retail shop during the holidays, it’s easy to scale your number of users up within minutes. When the promotion, sale or season is over, it’s easy to scale back down.
Future-Proof Your Technology: You’ve migrated part of your workloads to the cloud, but technology will continue to advance. Not only does your managed cloud services provider handle all updates and patching, but they also keep pace with emerging technology training. Rather than updating your in-house staff on all the intricacies of every change to your infrastructure or communications solution, you can rely on your provider to stay current.
Centralize Your Network: Your network needs to expand to include mobile and remote workers, but you also need centralized management to improve application performance. A managed service provider for networking can ensure that your network infrastructure is secure, inclusive of all users and managed effectively.
Disaster Recovery: Today’s business environment requires strategic solutions for handling the threat of a cyber security event, a natural disaster, or employee error. A managed cloud services provider offers automatic redundancy and the ability to restore operations quickly without significant interruption to your business.
Partnering with a managed cloud services provider not only saves costs but also provides hidden benefits. For instance, when you outsource the management of your communications solution, you free up your IT professionals to innovate and carry out a strategic vision that IT is increasingly driving businesses.
To learn more about how to choose the right provider, contact us at Access One. We can help you gain a competitive advantage through outsourcing your cloud services management.