Managed Cloud Services optimize computing power in the Cloud.
Managed Cloud services add agility to your system so your office operates faster and you’re more productive and competitive. A fully-managed Cloud environment puts the heavy lifting on professionals who build your infrastructure and security layers in a way that makes Fort Knox jealous. Plus, you pay fixed costs even when you scale up. So if you haven’t made the transition to a Managed Cloud service, it’s time to stop worrying about threats, hand your worry over to a skilled professional, and focus on the part of your business that attracts and retains clients.
What are Managed Cloud Services?
Let’s break Managed Cloud Services into “Cloud” and “Managed Services.”
The word “Cloud” is a term that describes remote servers that store, manage, and process your data online.
The alternative to a Cloud server is an in-house local server (a “closet” server) or network of personal computers. This is how companies stored data before Cloud solutions became a beneficial modernization.
Moving company assets to a Cloud platform like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud, or the Google Cloud Platform happens first through digital transformation—not all data is digital!—and then through Cloud migration.
Cloud deployment moves data, applications, and infrastructure from your on-site server to the Cloud ecosystem (a complex process that usually involves downtime). Once in the Cloud, companies take advantage of on-demand scalability, flexibility, automation, potential cost savings, and increased efficiency.
Managed Service Provider (MSP)
The “managed service” part means you’re outsourcing your Cloud computing to a third-party provider because you trust them to maintain your company's Cloud infrastructure, apps, security, data, and performance.
The benefit is that you don't have to worry about managing your own infrastructure or keeping up with ever-changing technology standards.
What are the different types of Managed Cloud Services?
There are private Cloud services, public Cloud services, and hybrid Cloud services.
Hybrid Cloud (also known as multi-Cloud) is a Cloud computing environment that combines the use of both private and public Cloud services. It uses on-premises private Cloud infrastructure and public Cloud services, which are integrated to form a single, flexible, scalable infrastructure.
The hybrid Cloud model leverages the best parts of private and public Clouds—the security, control, and customization of a private Cloud, and the scalability, cost-efficiency, and flexibility of a public Cloud. In this way, organizations optimize their IT infrastructure, making workloads more efficient and securing sensitive data.
What are the benefits of Managed Cloud Services?
- Reduced operational costs
- Improved speed and scalability
- Enhanced security
- Increased uptime
- Access to expert technical support
Cloud services are by subscription per user. Cloud technology handles business operations including client payments, communication, bookkeeping, and accounting with managed updates and superior cybersecurity tools compared to on-premise services.
Managed Cloud services provided by PACE Technical can be more affordable than self-hosting, which requires paying upfront for capital (hardware, software, servers or storage arrays), hiring IT staff, and paying for ongoing maintenance. We offer fixed monthly rates that include everything needed to run your IT infrastructure smoothly.
Cloud Resources: Scalability
Cloud services scale up or down based on needs at any time, so you don't have to buy extra servers when you're busy with a big case or onboarding an onslaught of new clients. Conversely, you don’t have to downsize server space when things slow down during off hours (or weekends)—or forget to do that and pay for servers you don’t need.
Responsively adding or removing resources is crucial for any business that wants to remain competitive in today's market.
A Managed Cloud service provides access to storage space, database resources, and upgrades when new software versions release—without team intervention.
Run by experts who know how to keep data safe, there's no need for you or your staff members (who may not have extensive technical training) to worry about protecting against ransomware attacks or malware infections that target computers with outdated software—or disaster recovery if your system is targeted.
A Dedicated Team
A dedicated IT team of experts manage all aspects of your technology needs from staffing, maintenance, and upgrades to ongoing support for specific projects or initiatives in your office. They’re on hand to take care of lifecycle management with predictable budget cycles throughout the year—no unexpected expenses when cash flow may not be as strong due to seasonal declines in demand.
We understand that you want a personalized IT team, where you feel comfortable asking questions, learning about your IT, and discovering solutions you didn’t know existed. At PACE, every customer is provided with a dedicated Client Success Manager, who acts as the main point of contact for your business and will provide personalized support for you and your team. That’s the PACE Technical difference.
Cloud Adoption and Cloud Transformation
The Cloud is a dynamic environment that requires constant attention. Cloud operations, like monitoring performance metrics and conducting routine maintenance tasks like patching or updating software versions, are necessary to maintain your Cloud infrastructure.
Cloud management starts with configuring network security policies so that they align with industry best practices while meeting business needs and compliance standards such as PIPEDA or PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard). From there, Cloud strategy develops an overall plan for how you want to use the Cloud over time: what applications will be migrated first? Which ones can wait until later? How will your organization's IT department change in order to accommodate these changes?
Ready to begin your Cloud journey?
When selecting a Managed Cloud Services provider, consider experience, certifications, service level agreements, security measures, and pricing. PACE Technical’s Managed Cloud Services are competitive with a glowing track record. We provide peace of mind so you focus on what matters most: serving clients.
Getting a quote is easy:
We’ll provide a FREE no-obligation IT consultation.
If you decide PACE Technical is right for your business, we will provide a custom Managed Cloud Solution.
For a fixed monthly fee, you’ll have access to a dedicated Client Success Manager and a small pod-based support team of 3-4 people to support you whenever you need help—at any time of the day or night. We get to know your pain points and we work proactively to minimize the need for reactive support tickets.