Whether your organization is currently using or considering cloud technology, Managed Service Providers (MSPs) offer a wide range of benefits for businesses of all sizes and industries. MSPs help customers reduce IT costs, risks, and disruptions to achieve higher profits and performance. Read more to learn the five main reasons adding an MSP to your cloud strategy can improve your business’s security, efficiency, and growth.
1. Evaluation & Planning
The best MSPs take the time to understand your current environment, what you hope to gain from the cloud, including detailed requirements for uptime, security, RPO, RTO, etc. From there, we can identify gaps or weaknesses in your existing strategy to develop a cloud roadmap to address those weaknesses and ensure your migration to the cloud is successful.
2. Implementation & Expertise
An MSP will have the highest levels of expertise when migrating complex environments to the cloud. MSPs leverage their depth of holistic expertise with databases, storage, networking, security, and performance combined with the flexibility of the cloud to help you get the best-of-breed solution customized to your needs.
3. Strategic Focus
An MSP will allow your in-house IT staff to focus on more strategic objectives instead of mundane, repetitive maintenance of the critical systems they rely on. Instead, internal IT resources can be utilized to explore process improvements or other strategic projects. This will also lead to higher job satisfaction for IT staff and lower operations costs.
4. Reduce Captial
Managed cloud services reduce the expense of infrastructure costs (hardware, software, networking, etc.). Cloud service models reduce the need for businesses to fully invest in hardware, full-suites of software packages and infrastructure tools.
5. Predictable Monthly Costs
Managed cloud services are typically contracted at a fixed rate, either monthly or annually. A fixed payment means you know what you’re going to get and how much it is going to cost. There will be no unexpected upgrade charges or changes.
Another important factor to consider with your cloud strategy is hosting. Often it is logical and cost effective to bundle managed services with hosting infrastructure. This simplifies the overall cloud process and ensures data security and productivity.
Focus On Your Business – Let Centroid Take Care of the Rest
Centroid is an industry leader in Managed Cloud Services. In fact, Centroid has achieved what only 3 partners in the world have. Oracle MSP designation. We have the expertise to simplify your cloud, amp up its performance, reduce operational costs, and be your trusted advisor. Our broad capabilities cover the entire enterprise whether your workload is in the public cloud or the private cloud or hybrid. We cover applications to technology to infrastructure; our comprehensive support services will allow you to focus on what you do well and perform at the highest industry levels.