Enterprises are turning to the cloud to deliver compelling customer experiences, power innovative business models and achieve business agility. They’re looking to move critical workloads to a secure, reliable cloud infrastructure, and integrate existing systems of record with dynamic new mobile and social applications. That’s not easy, so many enterprises partner with a provider to deploy and manage the cloud for them, hence the term “managed cloud.”
“A full 91%of enterprises seek cloud implementation assistance, with 13% of those turning to a managed services provider.” – Frost & Sullivan, Cloud Based Managed Services: Tips for Selecting a Provider that Can Help You Re-Tool Your IT Department
Using Managed Cloud for the Best Advantage
By adopting cloud managed services, the enterprise can better support key business activities:
Match the environment to the workload – Deploy multiple infrastructures appropriate for specific workloads, like CRM, ERP or financials
Optimize the application lifecycle – Set up one infrastructure for initial application proof-of-concept and dev/test, and another for production, each configured for best results
Split applications – Allocate infrastructure tuned for different application components, such as a web application front end and a database back end
Rapid scaling – Our highly configurable platform enables you to right size your server environment from day one and scale as required. With enterprise-class features such as rapid service activation and deactivation; infrastructure monitoring and reporting; and security and patch management, our managed cloud solution is designed so that you can focus on continuous innovation while we take care of the infrastructure.
The right cloud managed services provider can offer:
- Access to the best infrastructure without added CAPEX
- Greater business agility through freedom of choice
- Guaranteed service levels with consistent performance
- Enhanced security with global delivery if required
- Less risk and cost with usage-based pricing
- Relief for over-burdened IT staff so they can focus on higher-value work
Which workloads are best for a managed cloud?
Enterprise-grade workloads of all shapes and sizes are a good match for managed cloud services. The ideal fit is workloads that scale up and down periodically, requiring extra capacity from the cloud, and any application that requires integration between the cloud and on-premises systems.
- Critical back-office applications such as ERP, CRM, SAP, Oracle or home-grown applications – the applications that were not written for cloud
- Line-of-business and departmental applications
- Core industry-specific applications Enterprise workloads across the application lifecycle
- Load test
- Quality assurance
- Training and staging environments
Wondering who to work with?
A managed cloud provider should meet all of your needs, not just some. Look for a provider that offers:
Choice – Choice of infrastructure, location, services and delivery, with coverage for the operating systems and hardware that run your business critical applications
Security – The high levels of security required for your business, with an understanding of the division of responsibility between you and the provider
Management – The skills for end-to-end management of the cloud – infrastructure, platform-as-a-service and application support
Global presence – Housing data and applications where regulations and business requirements dictate
Flagship can provide all of this and more. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about cloud managed services offered by Flagship Solutions Group.
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