Bringing on board professionals for every new technology isn’t practical for any business that needs to remain lean and agile, which is where outsourcing can come in handy. Using a Managed Service Provider (MSP) before you can develop an in-house team is the best option in terms of cost and agility.
But what can a Managed Service Provider (MSP) do for modern businesses? How can managed IT services assist companies in remaining relevant and competitive? Let’s take a look at the industry patterns, new challenges, and the position that managed service providers (MSPs) can play…
The cloud is the future
You’ve already found that companies are migrating to the cloud. This includes not just your office data and database servers, but also all of the service providers such as Microsoft 365, G Suite, Dropbox, and others. What has been the rate and magnitude of businesses migrating to the cloud?
Let’s take a look at those statistics from the Cisco Global Cloud Index (2016-2021), which show that by 2021:
Cloud data center traffic will account for 95% of all data center traffic worldwide
Global cloud data center IP traffic is forecast to hit 19.5 zettabytes (1 zettabyte equals 1 trillion Gigabytes)..
94% of all workloads and computer instances can be processed in the Cloud data centers, and 6% in the conventional data centers.
75 percent of overall cloud utilization would be software-as-a-service (SaaS) workloads and compute instances.
If we can see, the future is obviously in the cloud. The cloud, like any other piece of technology, necessitates professional knowledge for migrations, management, storage, enforcement, and day-to-day troubleshooting. Most businesses struggle to handle their day-to-day IT processes and simple help-desk tasks, so coping with the dynamic transfer of workloads from on-premises servers to the cloud would place an enormous strain on their internal IT staff. As a result, it is best to outsource cloud migrations, management, storage, enforcement, and day-to-day troubleshooting to managed services vendors that conduct cloud migrations and offer on-demand engineering services.
The complexity of the cloud and the selection of specific cloud variants depends on many factors, such as market, company, safety and enforcement. An MSP’s experience, including initial analysis, exploratory analyses or development of cloud policy and technology decisions, ensures that you get all the right responses early in the decision-making processes and are well-equipped to exploit the cloud’s benefits.
The five trending areas which any business should focus on for maximum impact of cloud are
- Transformation of Cyber Security Landscape (Read more)
- Cloud Compliance (Read More)
- IoT and Blockchain in mainstream
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- Exploring immersive technologies