Managed Services in Cloud vs. Traditional IT
Cloud is a revolutionary wave that has been transforming IT for more than a decade now. The virtualization of the cloud is all about nimble way of doing things than traditional IT methods and has enabled organizations to reap benefits including massive scalability, expanded agility, and low expenses.
Let us analyze the following IT arenas that have been toppled by Cloud Managed Services, and compare them with Traditional Managed Services:
Reduced Time to market – With enablement of much talked-about DevOps, organizations get a self-service experience and faster provisioning of servers to keep running their infrastructure where as traditional managed services eats up your tons of time with delays in agreement process and configuration needs.
Investment in infrastructure – With the inception of pay-as-you-go model and complete cost visibility across the cloud, the capital investment in infrastructure has reduced significantly since you pay only for what you use and not for a temporary, sudden spike in your reserved capacity.
Governance while you run on cloud vs. you go traditional – Achieving policy-based governance and transforming your IT into a hybrid cloud service model as compared to IT as a concierge and opting manual endorsement methods is something business rethink nowadays.
Agility and scalability – In contrast with manual, inclined to errors and tedious procedures while going the traditional way, end-to-end automation and provisioning of resources on a standard platform alongside the ability to scale is a much more viable option to go for.
High Availability and flexibility – A well distributed and decoupled architecture that ensures there is no single purpose of fault and provides more assets as needs expand, in contrast with less robust frameworks with limited capacity.
Upfront Costs – Simplified and easily accessible as service with best-of-breed innovation and no upfront costs, contrasted with machine-based strategies bringing about the significant upfront cost and necessitating experienced in-house IT skills.
Managed services in the cloud
Though the aforementioned advantages are tangible enough to consider cloud over traditional IT, yet one critical challenge exists, i.e. managed services in the cloud. Managed services, usually termed as “run and maintain” in traditional IT is equally important for accelerating the business in cloud. The most demanding ones include:
- IT provisioning management
- IT operation management
- Multi-cloud management and orchestration
- Enablement of centralized logging and real-time analytics
- IT configuration management
- Billing, cost management, and chargebacks
- Applications and services management including backup & recovery, monitoring, patching and end-point security
Thankfully, modern DevOps, ITSM and cloud brokerage tools help address this challenge. The success of this effort, however, still lies in choosing the right tools and automating the right processes around them.
This is a case where one size does not fit all. Be it private cloud or leading public cloud providers like Amazon or Microsoft, the operational challenges are the key.
What is Progressive Infotech’s role as a managed service provider?
Progressive Infotech has laid out a clear and strategic roadmap to tackle these hitches as we partner together with industry-leading public cloud providers, software, hardware, and network vendors to sail across.
Functioning in a framework integrator part, we pick industry-driving DevOps technologies and incorporate them with our cloud solutions keeping in mind the end goal to deliver operational efficiency to our customer.
For instance, Progressive Infotech’s AWS Managed Cloud Services can adequately and productively bolster customers’ AWS environments.
From a security standpoint, for those with a current AWS account, Progressive can play out an audit and recommend best practices to diminish security threats and upfront expenses while enhancing the performance factor.
For customers new to AWS with a huge landscape of IT infrastructure in traditional datacenters, Progressive offers a program of acceleration, helps find the customers’ framework components and recommend the most feasible architecture on AWS cloud.