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What Are Managed Cloud Services?

By: MaryBeth Hamilton

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What Are Managed Cloud Services?

Once your cloud migration is complete, it is time to look deeper into managed cloud services. But why you may ask?

Starting with the basics, managed cloud services offer organizations a cost-effective way to manage their cloud infrastructure, including migration, configuration, optimization, security, and maintenance. By outsourcing these services to a third-party provider (Dataprise!), businesses can reduce the technical complexity of managing cloud systems and focus on their core competencies.

What are the benefits of managed cloud services?

This approach provides businesses with the ability to scale quickly and without having to invest in costly hardware and software. Additionally, they can help businesses save money by reducing operational costs through improved efficiency of resources. Furthermore, these services can help increase product innovation by allowing businesses access to the latest technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), big data analytics and more.

Businesses that use these cloud services benefit from enhanced security features such as multi-factor authentication (MFA) for users and data encryption for sensitive information stored in the cloud. As an added benefit, providers like Dataprise can monitor system performance and identify potential security threats before they cause any damage. These cloud management services also allow businesses to become more agile with their IT systems as they can rapidly respond to changing business needs or customer demands with minimal disruption or downtime.

Managed cloud services are often offered as part of a fully managed solution (i.e. Dataprise Fully Managed Cloud) which includes other beneficial features like managed backups and disaster recovery plans. These managed all-in-one solutions enable businesses to have complete control over the environment while taking advantage of high levels of uptime, scalability and reliability that come with enterprise-grade hosting solutions.

By using this approach, businesses can gain access to specialized experts who possess knowledge about developing secure applications for multi-cloud environments as well as how best to leverage existing resources within the organization. The experts can provide timely advice on how best to configure an effective IT infrastructure for optimum performance and cost effectiveness, allowing organizations to make informed decisions about their IT investments without relying solely on internal IT staff.

Overall, leveraging managed cloud services enables organizations of all sizes – from small and medium sized businesses (SMB) to midmarket and enterprises – to get up and running faster while remaining agile enough to adapt quickly in order meet changing customer demands or regulatory compliance requirements.

What are the types of cloud managed services?

There are four main types of cloud managed services:

  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): IaaS involves the provision of storage, networking, computing power and other related services.
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS): PaaS provides platforms for developers to create applications without having to manage underlying infrastructure.
  • Software as a Service (SaaS): SaaS is application-specific software that is delivered over the cloud platform.
  • Managed Services Providers: MSPs provide managed IT services such as monitoring, patching, diagnostics and more.

Where do you find a partner?

Finally, MSPs like Dataprise have made it easier than ever before for companies looking increase agility whilst reducing costs associated with maintaining an effective IT infrastructure; providing peace of mind so that business owners can focus fully on growing their operations rather than worrying about technical issues related with managing complex multi-cloud architectures.


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