Co-mingling Managed Services and Cloud Computing in the Data Center
The benefits of cloud computing are many. But now that cloud computing is becoming more and more useful for companies, what will happen to traditional managed services?
The answer: managed services providers are increasingly combining big cloud platforms with traditional managed services to do what they’ve always done – take care of day-to-day operations to give your in-house IT team time to focus on strategic initiatives.
Combined Managed Services and Cloud Computing
Even though customers are using more cloud applications than ever, managed services still aren’t turning into pure cloud providers. Instead, customers want both their cloud computing and physical infrastructure managed. Instead of being so tied to the physical IT, then, managed services are increasingly automating physical infrastructure so they can offer more services in the application stack. Some new cloud-focused managed services include flexible capacity based on customer demand, automation, and continuous deployment techniques.
Benefits of Managed Services and Cloud Computing
Both companies and managed services providers benefit from this shift. SMB’s get the kinds of services only larger companies used to be able to afford, while managed services providers stop having to compete with huge cloud computing providers.
This kind of managed cloud computing also helps with storage, especially in fields where information storage is key. A data center provides multi-level approaches to data recovery, while the virtualizing of storage can help companies and managed services store and protect large amounts of data. In disaster situations, cloud-based recovery can help companies replicate data, while redundant hosting of the data in colocation centers can give added protection.
Impact on Colocation Services
As more services move to the cloud, data centers hosting physical assets might have fewer physical machines in their centers. While their managed tenants may grow, colocation centers scale back on hardware, which, in turn, can impact the supply chain. The colocation centers will likely still exist to manage complex environments and for compliance reasons as well, but companies will likely be able to expand further without purchasing entirely new physical environments.
Silverback has long been providing managed services, and our hosted DCIM package combines the best of personalized services with to-the-minute IT. Our package offers you a virtual server with full installation and configuration of OpenDCIM . Additionally, you can add an unlimited number of data centers, racks, and users to your plan. With Silverback, that perfect union of cloud computing and managed services can give you the kind of streamlined and efficient system you’ve always wanted
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