Why You Need a Managed Service Provider in 2019

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Falling behind in today’s enterprise technology space often leads to business failure. In fact, it has become so easy to fall behind with constant advances in cloud computing. Keeping up doesn’t have to be strenuous though.  Managed service providers help businesses implement the latest technology.

Falling behind isn’t just about new technologies though. Increased complexity without proper management gives IT teams major headaches. It also introduces new opportunities for security threats. MSPs handle all these issues for enterprises, and this is why you need one.

Your infrastructure is too complex

Enterprises using cloud infrastructures like AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud platform do so for specific reasons. For example, Kubernetes are a popular workload tool for developers but can be difficult to implement internally. AWS offers services like EKS, but this may not always be enough.

Managed service providers build their services around certified engineers for your preferred cloud infrastructure. Enterprises work with MSPs to build the perfect cloud platform for their needs. Each provides a personalized approach. In a lot of ways, this can be superior to buying a product and running with it. Organizations can certainly find more value in a personalized system than a download and go SaaS tool.

Your cloud is too expensive

Cloud infrastructure customers regularly complain about the unmanaged cost. This created an influx of solutions focused on cost management, a core feature for many managed service providers.

How you leverage and manage your cloud determines infrastructure costs. Thus, without detailed knowledge of the infrastructure itself, it’s very difficult to maintain effective cost to performance. MSP certified engineer help keep costs down while increasing performance. They provide easy to use platforms with automation, while also having the ability to build cloud-native applications for your cloud of choice.

Your cloud is not secure

Many MSPs work directly with solution partners to provide tools from experts in a specific area. For example, Cloudreach works with Alert Logic to provide quality threat management and detection. Alert Logic recently released a network intrusion detection tool for detecting threats within container environments. In working with solutions providers, MSPs allow their clients to have access to the latest technologies.

Your data is not compliant

Managed service providers offer a wide variety of tools. Some have exceptional strengths in certain areas, such as compliance and security. When making the move to the cloud, or when adding to existing cloud services, it’s important to find a provider that can build a compliance-centric cloud infrastructure.

MSPs that fit your compliance needs can build tools for management, assessment, security gap analysis, and more. These options make it easier for teams to see issues and resolve them. If a task is too difficult for an IT team to solve on their own, an MSP will help.

You can’t do DevOps

MSPs eliminate the stress of DevOps implementation. Many specialize in initiating a cultural transformation. They help enterprises set up automation tools, infrastructures, containers, and some even train employees. Also, if needed, MSPs help with ongoing cloud maintenance. They assist with workloads, infrastructure, security, and even provide 24/7 support.

You can’t migrate

Lift and shift was never the right choice for cloud migration. MSPs don’t lift and shift like you’d think. LogicMonitor’s Gadi Oren said:

In 2019, managed professional services and emerging products will address the situation of “the day after” as companies move to the cloud and realize that their existing ecosystem of on-premises solutions couldn’t move with them. Many companies will leverage professional service solutions to replace security, monitoring and change/cost management as they become hybrid or cloud centered. Alternatively, it will be easier for companies to start by placing a supporting echo-system that is hybrid ahead of the lift and shift transition and carry it over into the new environment.

Tyler W. Stearns

Tyler is the lead editor at Solutions Review's Cloud and Network Monitoring sites. He writes to bridge the gap between consumer and technical expert to help readers understand what they're looking for. He studied English and film at the University of Massachusetts Boston. His passions outside of enterprise technology include film, screenwriting, games, swimming in rivers, mechanical keyboards, fun socks, ramen, and goats.

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