Increasingly modern businesses are realizing the benefits of migrating to the cloud. From simplified collaboration to improved mobility and beyond, the cloud has become a tantalizing option for many organizations. It’s not all fun and games in the cloud though; cloud migration also presents a slew of complications and challenges that can leave MSPs scratching their heads. It doesn’t need to be so difficult; we’ve rounded up five of the most common cloud challenges managed service providers face and offer some helpful hints for addressing them.
Issues with integration
You could be wondering how your customers will integrate a hybrid cloud structure into their current on-prem environments. Furthermore, how will your cloud provider communicate with other cloud platforms. Businesses frequently don’t limit their cloud strategy to one service, so it’s important to plan for integration with other platforms and services. This will make sure that you get the most out of your cloud platform, while also reducing costs, risk of failure, and time.
Don’t expect there to be a seamless transition when moving your in-house applications to the cloud. That’s wishful thinking. Usually, clouds are built around elasticity and scalability, but often resort to using cheaper individual components. Managed Service Providers can work around compatibility problems to make sure that cloud applications stay operational. This could mean a full restructuring of your business applications for compatibility, or just a small bit of re-coding.
Not sure about proprietary systems versus open systems?
This is a tough choice and not a decision you should make hastily. Businesses often look to save money by using an open system, but these systems can sometimes cause unexpected budget expenditures. Open Platforms typically necessitate a hefty amount of security decisions. Managed Service Providers can make sure that customers choose the cloud infrastructure that fits their needs best.
Failing to understand cloud agreements
It’s important that you understand your cloud licensing agreement completely. Failing to do so can lead to frustrated cloud providers and team members, and thus, a poorly organized working environment. An experienced managed service provider can dig into the small details of the service agreement and make sure that everyone is on the page when it comes to their work environment. By understanding the agreement, it can prevent a lot of headaches further down the road!