Cloud Managed Services

What Is Cloud Managed Services?
What Is Cloud Managed Services? Managed cloud services refers to outsourcing daily Information Technology management for cloud-based services and technical support to automate and enhance your business operations.

Often, internal IT departments do not possess the necessary skills to effectively monitor and maintain a cloud environment. In these situations, a company hires a third-party cloud managed services provider to manage cloud security, computing, storage, network operations, application stacks, vendors and more.

Depending on your Information Technology needs, cloud Managed Service Providers (MSPs) can also handle monitoring and reporting, performance testing, backup and recovery and more. With fixed monthly pricing, hiring a cloud managed services provider is often less expensive than an in-house staff.

10 Benefits of Cloud Managed Services Providers

Thinking of outsourcing IT management to a cloud managed services provider? Here are some advantages of choosing a cloud expert:

1. Cost savings
By outsourcing your cloud managed services, you control and reduce costly network maintenance costs. Staffing a full-time IT department is expensive and often unnecessary for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with simple networks. Outsourcing to a cloud-first managed services provider like RJO Ventures, Inc. can save you thousands of dollars each year, on the cost of an in-house IT department.

2. Predictable, recurring monthly costs
With the flexibility of cloud managed services, you decide how much you’re willing to pay for IT services and have a consistent monthly or annual bill.

With a fixed monthly service plan that’s customized to fit your needs or budget, you optimize the amount you pay for IT support.

3. Future-proofed technology
Migrating to a cloud environment is the first step in future-proofing your data center. Next, you’ll need to make the latest technology and services available to your business.

By hiring an in-house IT staff, your IT personnel will have to spend company time training when a new technology or required upgrade gets released. Cloud technicians are already prepared to manage the latest technology.

4. Custom and integrated service
Cloud managed service providers are flexible. Some providers offer pay-per-service or payment plans, allowing your business to focus on growth.

Other cloud managed service providers offer a converged solution, which produces even more cost savings. These converged solutions may include security protection, network monitoring or the setup of a new service area.

5. Robust infrastructure
Cloud MSPs like RJO Ventures, Inc., offer a robust network infrastructure with 24/7 management. Depending on the service agreement, a cloud managed service provider can monitor and scan the network for patch requirements security and more.

Managed service providers can also integrate existing business practices and policies to manage your network to coincide with your organizational goals.

6. Centralized network services and applications
With a managed cloud network, the provider manages all applications and servers in a central data center.

This increased network availability also raises employee production. Your remote network users can access centralized data within the same network including virtual services and you can build storage and backup into a centralized network.

7. Coverage on all service levels
Cloud service providers offer better control over service levels, performance and maintenance. With a comprehensive service-level agreement, your business gains service continuity. The longer you work with a cloud managed services provider like RJO Ventures, Inc., the more familiar they become with your network, leading to faster issue response times.

8. Disaster recovery
Services are the lifeline of a cloud managed service provider. With cloud managed services, your data will be safe and secured across all cloud services and applications. In the event of a disaster, your business and operations can continue with minimal downtime.

9. Fast response times
Your businesses can expect quick response times through enterprise-level monitoring and remote cloud services. RJO Ventures, Inc. can access, monitor and repair virtually any network issue remotely.

10. Vendor interfacing
When vendor-specific service issues arise, cloud managed service providers take care of contacting third-party vendors to resolve them.

RJO Ventures, Inc. understands the technical questions to ask when communicating issues with cloud vendors including our technology partners, Microsoft & Cisco. 

At RJO Ventures, Inc., we are committed to helping businesses leverage custom cloud solutions to control costs and automate critical processes. As a cloud managed services provider, we set up, manage and protect your cloud environment so you can focus on growing your business. 

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