What are Managed Cloud Services Providers?
Managed cloud services partners offer partial or complete management of a client’s cloud resources or infrastructure. Management responsibilities include migration, configuration, security, and maintenance. These services are designed and customized to enable businesses to optimize the benefits of cloud services while reducing resources, time, and costs.
Why Managed Service Provider?
The benefits you can gain vary by provider and your individual cloud configuration. However, benefits typically include:
Cloud providers are launching industry cloud platforms by combining SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS offerings with industry-specific functionality and composable capabilities to create more compelling propositions for mainstream customers.
MCSPs can help you determine the services that best fit your workloads. They can also help you understand which cost-effective models are the most needed and how you can configure services to optimize performance while minimizing costs.
Addressing vertical-industry-specific requirements is becoming the preferred go-to-market approach for cloud services, but can be costly and impact the scale advantages of cloud computing.
MCSPs vendors can also provide clear reports or performance metrics for your existing resources and suggestions for improving configurations.
Emerging industry cloud platforms are leveraging innovative approaches such as hybrid clouds or multiple clouds and need of a fusion team to accommodate faster change and platform adaptability.
Integration support is a significant benefit of MCSPs, particularly if you are trying to create combine on-premises and cloud resources and multi-clouds combining cloud services from multiple providers. These environments often require more complex configuration than single-cloud or cloud-only deployments.
MCSPs can help you ensure that any cloud resources you choose are smoothly connected to your existing systems. They can also help guarantee that employees, users, and applications can access resources without issue.
Product leaders are responsible for cloud-managed services as part of an industry product planning and strategy initiative.
Many MCSPs use a tiered, subscription system of support to meet a range of needs. This provides greater flexibility for your budgets and can help you ensure that you are only spending what you expect each month.
Additionally, some providers allow you to use a credit system for services. This enables you to access more support during times of high demand in exchange for lower support during slower periods. This is ideal for organizations with fluctuating or seasonal schedules. For example, tax or audit companies.