The editors at Solutions Review have compiled this list of leading cloud managed service providers that companies of all sizes should keep an eye on in 2021 and beyond.
The editors at Solutions Review continually research the most prominent and emerging cloud managed service providers to help buyers identify the tools and technology they need to meet and exceed their business goals. However, choosing the right vendor can be a complicated process, as it requires plenty of market research into the features, flexibility, customer support, and industry-specific capabilities. To help you keep a finger on the pulse of the managed cloud services industry, our editors have compiled the following list of cloud managed service providers worth knowing about.
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Note: Companies are listed in alphabetical order.
Leading Cloud Managed Service Providers to Know About
2nd Watch is a cloud-native managed service provider with an emphasis on managed and professional services for AWS. The vendor has been an AWS audited managed service provider since 2015, helping clients deploy and manage IaaS and PaaS solutions. Specific solution areas include mass migration, cloud-native agile applications, mission-critical apps, automation, cloud optimization, security and compliance, and DevOps modernization. 2nd Watch also offers other cloud modernization solutions in the form of consultancy and management services.
8K Miles is an AWS managed service provider with a background in security solutions that works with clients to help create a smooth and secure cloud transformation. They have experience working with demands for compliance and security; AWS recognizes DevOps, Healthcare, and Life Sciences as Validated Competencies. Enterprises can leverage 8K Miles to implement DevOps and the power of big data analytics. Its cloud transformation services also include cloud and DevOps consulting, cloud migration, and cloud engineering.
Accenture is a managed service provider for AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud offering cloud services and cloud-based solutions involving strategy, consulting, and operations. They provide help with security, scalability, migration, and agility, as well as defining support roles and using automation to infuse intelligence into IT service delivery. Accenture’s cloud services range from general-purpose for all enterprises to vertical-specific solutions that are tailor-made for businesses in different industries, with a reach that spans across the globe.
AllCloud is an AWS and Salesforce managed service provider that was formed from a merger between Emind and Blat Lapidot, both of which have a background in cloud computing. The company assesses a client’s current systems, including documentation of application deployments, behaviors, alerts or errors, and procedures. AllCloud’s target customers are typically startups, enterprises, and SaaS providers. In addition to managed cloud, AllCloud also provides Disaster Recovery as a Service and cloud cost management services.
Avanade, founded in 2000 by Microsoft and Accenture, is a professional services and managed service provider for Azure. The company runs independently of both of its parent companies and assists customers in getting the most out of their Microsoft technologies, including Microsoft Azure. Avanade boasts that it has more Microsoft Certified Professionals working on Azure than any other company, delivering a set of managed Azure services and years of knowledge in designing, building, and deploying enterprise-grade solutions for the platform.
Capgemini is a Paris-based managed service provider for AWS and Azure that has offices all across the globe. Its enterprise-grade public cloud managed services enable companies to deploy the public cloud as a business solution, helping users identify and migrate the workloads suitable for their cloud deployments. In addition to their public cloud IaaS managed services, Capgemini assists businesses in integrating public cloud services with their other enterprise IT solutions.
Cloudnexa is an AWS managed service provider that offers cloud services for AWS deployments. The vendor has been an AWS partner since 2008 and received AWS Premier Consulting Partner status in 2014, with the company stating that its team has earned over 200 AWS certifications. Cloudnexa offers specific consulting and expertise in managed cloud, DevOps, security, compliance, and application support. The company’s managed services assist both clients who are new to AWS and clients who already have an AWS deployment.
Cloudreach is a hyperscale managed service provider for AWS and Azure, and Google Cloud. The vendor offers two different types of managed cloud services: services that prepare a client’s systems, processes, and culture for the cloud, and services that helps clients optimize their returns and open them up to new opportunities. Cloudreach also teaches clients how to operate and optimize their cloud deployment and offers reliability services that provide continuous improvements to critical business operations running in the cloud.
Cognizant is a professional services company and managed service provider for AWS and Azure. The vendor’s cloud services include consulting, operations, migration, security, and enterprise resource planning. Cognizant’s cloud management services define optimal operations framework for continuous delivery across private, public, or hybrid cloud models. The company can develop a wide range of cloud applications for various compliance-regulated industries. Since 2012, Cognizant has offered services for all major hyperscale cloud infrastructure providers.
Deloitte is a professional services company and managed service provider for AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. The company helps clients that need full support designing, building, and running their cloud environments. Deloitte also offers hands-on support and assists customers in re-engineering existing IT processes to add automation of traditional managed services. The vendor also offers SaaS products that emphasize their core expertise, such as payroll management, global tax services, financial advisory, and supply chain planning.
DXC Technology is a managed service provider for AWS and Azure established from the merger between CSC and the Enterprise Services business of Hewlett Packard Enterprise. The company places an emphasis on providing managed cloud services and building a unique blueprint that enables its customers to deploy hybrid IT and hybrid cloud environments. DXC Technology’s partner network includes companies like HP, Lenovo, Micro Focus, and Oracle, allowing enterprises to personalize the tools for their cloud under DXC.
HCL Technologies is a global IT services company and managed service provider for AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. The company’s services range from migration to building cloud-native applications. HCL’s approach to the cloud revolves around their Mode 1-2-3 strategy; each mode consists of processes for different levels of cloud computing. The strategy’s objective is to build and maintain stable growth in the client’s market. HCL works to build “future-proof” tools and applications and provide life-cycle support for large enterprise clouds.
Hitachi Vantara, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi, is an IT solutions and managed services provider that offers managed cloud for AWS. Its managed cloud solutions portfolio focuses on cloud adoption and migration, as well as providing end-to-end cloud services. Hitachi Vantara delivers service-level-driven outcomes for applications running in AWS deployments. The company acquired managed service provider REAN Cloud in October 2018, adding its knowledge and expertise of hyperscale IaaS and SaaS vendors to Hitachi’s repertoire.
Infosys is an IT services company and managed service provider for AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. The company delivers applications, services, infrastructure, and more, working as a partner to help enterprises create a unified view of the enterprise cloud ecosystem. They advise clients on their transformation journey across every layer of the cloud, from initial adoption to long-term management. Infosys also provides support for migrating and modernizing legacy applications through a self-service cloud management portal.
Logicworks is a hybrid IT solutions vendor and managed service provider for AWS and Azure. The company provides infrastructure services for industries that have complex security and compliance requirements; in particular, it has a proficiency in tightly regulated industries like finance, healthcare, and retail. Logicworks helps clients in any step of their cloud journey, including migration, building, deployment, and ongoing management. The vendor also offers monitoring, patching, and 24×7 support from its certified engineers.
Maven Wave, an Atos company, is a cloud-based IT services vendor and managed service provider for Google Cloud. The company’s managed services offerings for the Google Cloud Platform include usage support, security and performance monitoring, incident response, environment maintenance, and account management. The vendor was founded in 2008 and was an early partner for Google Cloud, offering managed GCP services since 2010; Google named Maven Wave as the 2017 and 2018 Google Cloud North America Services Partner of the Year.
Mission is an AWS managed service provider formed in 2018 when IT solutions and consultancy providers Reliam, Stratalux, and G2 Tech Group merged together. The company provides managed services for AWS deployments, AWS migration planning and implementation, AWS disaster recovery, and AWS consultancy services. Mission also offers cloud spend and performance optimization strategy planning, as well as delivering managed DevOps, managed cloud security, and managed application performance monitoring.
NTT Data, a partially-owned subsidiary of the Japanese company NTT, is an IT services and managed cloud services provider for AWS and Azure. The company places a strong emphasis on helping customers migrate and modernize their applications onto the cloud, as well as helping to replace outdated client architectures with enterprise-grade cloud technologies. NTT Data also pulls experience from other NTT departments to offer other services, including enterprise networks, identity access management, and managed security.
Onica is an AWS managed service provider that was launched by CorpInfo as its AWS managed services division. The vendor has specific services for cloud adoption, application modernization, and managed cloud operations. Onica is an AWS Premier Consulting Partner and Managed Service Provider, advertising over 500 AWS certifications across their board. In addition to managed cloud, the vendor offers DevOps-focused automated workload functionality for AWS deployments, with delivers continuous testing, integration, and monitoring.
Rackspace is a cloud security solutions vendor and managed cloud services provider for AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. The vendor offers management capabilities for public, private, hybrid, and multicloud deployments depending on the customer’s needs and current cloud solutions. While Rackspace has been around since 1999, the company has only been offering managed cloud services since 2015. Gartner positioned Rackspace as a Leader in their 2019 Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Professional and Managed Services, Worldwide.
Smartronix is an IT solutions vendor and managed service provider for AWS and Azure. Through the company’s cloud automation tools and incident response delivered through a unified management platform, Smartronix focuses on both cloud security and data compliance. The vendor can deliver its managed cloud services through either a traditional or DevOps approach, depending on the client’s needs and demands. Smartronix is an AWS Premier Partner, an Azure Gold Partner, and a Google Cloud Premier Partner.
Tata Consultancy Services is a global IT vendor and managed service provider for AWS and Azure. The company’s managed cloud services focus on app transformation and modernization. With reach in international markets and a focus on mid-size to large enterprises, TCS has experience working with enterprises of varying industries and backgrounds — including banking, media, insurance, and energy. In addition, Tata Consultancy Services has a variety of technology offerings that clients can use to supplement their managed cloud.
TierPoint is an IT services and managed service provider for Microsoft Azure. The company offers a managed Azure solution that provides an integrated approach to planning and implementation, reducing the complexity of moving to the cloud. The vendor owns over 40 data centers within 20 markets and eight cloud pods, all connected via a coast-to-coast network. TierPoint’s solution portfolio includes private, managed hyperscale, and hybrid cloud environments, alongside network services and disaster recovery.
Trianz has multiple AWS competencies including MSP, DevOps, Database Migration, and Public Sector. Trianz offers professional services on AWS including strategy, assessments and roadmap, application and database migration, big data solutions, cloud managed services, disaster recovery and back-up services, machine learning and AI, native pipelines, auto-scaling frameworks, and security services. The vendor enables clients to leverage the benefits of the cloud through best-in-class strategy and predictable execution.
Wipro is an IT services company and managed service provider for AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. The company has years of experience creating apps for enterprises on major hyperscale cloud providers; since Wipro is familiar with each cloud, the vendor is equipped to help clients with migrating to and managing multicloud deployments. In addition to cloud, Wipro has significant experience in other forms of IT, such as analytics, consulting, and product engineering, making them able to take care of enterprise cloud needs from a variety of perspectives.
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