Cloud MSPs (Managed Service Providers) are on an ever-growing trajectory, unlike their on-premise counterparts. While both cloud and traditional MSPs play similar roles, the circumstances are entirely different because they leverage newer technologies that provide high scalability and optimal reliability.
Cloud platforms have become the go-to for most MSPs, because cloud computing has revolutionized the face of IT and given it whole new dimensions. The cloud allows companies to deploy resources with massive scale, agility, and better security. Compared to on-premise MSPs, cloud-based MSPs have the edge over most factors.
Here are some various ways in which cloud MSPs edge traditional MSPs.
Cloud infrastructure is cutting edge. Cloud platforms such as Amazon AWS (Amazon Web Services), Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure provide high-level infrastructure to deploy resources.
Next-Gen cloud MSPs launch and manage resources via an infrastructure that covers all provisioning needs. Unlike on-premise MSPs that rely on physical servers, Cloud MSPs have access to highly scalable virtual infrastructure. Also, cloud storage is highly secure, and data encrypted in the cloud cannot be compromised easily. As a result of the provisioned infrastructure, MSPs can provide the same capabilities to customers.
Service Level Agreements
A service level agreement (SLA) is an agreement that cloud users make with cloud providers. This agreement ensures that cloud providers can maintain a minimum level of service. This agreement guarantees availability, reliability, and performance levels, and governs scenarios such as service interruptions.
Cloud MSPs benefit from service-level agreements (SLAs) with cloud providers. With an agreement with the cloud provider, MSPs can provide the same to their clients, because they meet the customer’s expectations. Ideally, the SLA sets the standards for service delivery.
IT disasters tend to be catastrophic. Internet disasters have been a significant challenge for traditional MSPs who rely on physical resources to manage IT services. An IT or natural disaster can ruin a significant part of the company or even the entire company. Think of a fire ravaging the IT department of a company that has all of the storage and backup devices.
Cloud MSPs benefit from robust disaster recovery options. You can back up data stored in the cloud easily. In case of a disaster, you can quickly recover this data with minimal downtime. You can utilize a variety of cloud-based tools to manage and perform automatic backups.
Cloud MSPs benefit from a wide range of productivity suites from both the cloud provider and third-party providers. AWS offers productivity tools such as Amazon WorkDocs, Amazon Chime, Amazon WorkMail, and more. On the other hand, Microsoft Azure provides a set of tools such as Microsoft 0365 that help manage service and provide reliable, efficient support.
Traditional MSPs are limited when implementing these productivity tools as they don’t have a corresponding infrastructure.
Robust Storage Services
Traditional MSPs store data in physical devices such as discs. These devices tend to be expensive to buy, maintain, and scale. Also, that can easily get damaged, losing vital data. Organizations that handle massive data need lots of space for these devices.
Cloud MSPs benefit from highly scalable and accessible storage services. They don’t incur physical costs and can scale up and down seamlessly. Also, data stored in the cloud is highly secure with automatic back ups.
The Bottom Line
Traditional MSPs store data in physical devices such as discs. These devices tend to be expensive to buy, maintain, and
Migrating your MSP business from on-premise to the cloud comes with lots of benefits. These include better storage, availability of productivity tools, service level agreements, and more. With a cloud strategy, you can efficiently deliver value to your customers and operate competitively.
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