Managed Cloud Services

Minimize Risk and Improve Efficiency with Managed IT Cloud Services
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94%

of organizations use cloud services to remain agile and competitive.

69%

of organizations leverage a hybrid cloud solution to control resource costs while maximizing performance.

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The Benefits of Managed
Cloud Services

High-functioning IT infrastructures are built on a customized plan of cloud and on-premise applications – a formula that’s unique to every business. A managed cloud service provider will ensure your IT plan is using the cloud efficiently while minimizing threats as your business grows.

For most businesses, managed cloud service providers offer many clear benefits, including:

  • Reduced storage and server costs with custom-designed hybrid, public, and private cloud solutions
  • A centralized network for all of your applications and servers
  • Improved backup and disaster recovery procedures
  • Better preventative security and data protection capabilities
  • Enhanced compliance management
  • Greater mobility – access your data from anywhere at any time
  • Fast response times and proactive maintenance
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Boost Productivity With an Integrated Hybrid Cloud

Applications continue to grow and change as customer expectations evolve.

By the end of 2020, Gartner analysts predict that 90 percent of organizations will adopt a hybrid infrastructure to manage all of their tools effectively. Companies are rushing to transform, adopt cloud and leverage AI capabilities to remain relevant. They need to innovate faster and personalize customer experiences – and the key is unlocking the hidden power of data and services.

For organizations with mission-critical applications deployed from local on-premise servers, IT Support Guys offers integrated strategies that combine the best of both cloud worlds and greater security. You can continue running applications in the cloud when demand peaks, but simultaneously store your data securely on-premises.

If you’re worried about integrating your on-premises apps with newer cloud technologies, you’re not alone. We can help you adapt. Technology never stops evolving – and the way in which you interact with apps shouldn’t, either.

Spend Less Time Managing Your Infrastructure

Understanding just how much you’re going to spend can be far more complicated than you might expect.

Many hidden costs are associated with moving to the cloud. The most common hidden costs are caused by rogue cloud use, loose governance, complex backup and recovery solutions, inefficient storage, duplicate data, compliance issues and data in transit issues.

Another challenge for executives is understanding which services should go in the cloud based on their risk tolerance. That’s where we can help – IT Support guys will assist in identifying your acceptable risk tolerance, then balance the expense of a cloud solution vs. an on-premise option.

You may not need to splurge on a fully redundant, self-healing data center. You need cloud services that bring you to a healthy level of risk tolerance – for a fair price.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve answered some of the most common questions below. If you still have a question, give us a quick call.

Managed cloud services enable businesses to leverage the scalability, performance, and security that cloud computing offers without hiring a cloud architect or engineer in-house. Just like your on-premise servers, someone has to manage the infrastructure, technical support, and complex tasks like cloud cost optimization. With managed cloud services from IT Support Guys you get full access to a team of cloud specialists, architects and engineers to simplify your cloud journey, saving you from the frustration and complexity of doing it yourself.

Public clouds are by far the most common way businesses utilize cloud computing. A public cloud’s infrastructure is owned and maintained by a third-party Cloud Service Provider (CSP) and delivered over the internet. As mentioned above, 91% of companies already use at least one public cloud service. Common examples include Microsoft Azure, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Google AppEngine, Office 365 with OneDrive, Google Drive, Box.com, and Apple iCloud. As the most popular model of cloud computing services, providers offer a vast array of solutions, resources, and services to address the growing needs of organizations, no matter your size, industry, or geography.

Considered to be “the best of both worlds”, hybrid clouds combine the benefits of on-premise infrastructure (e.g. a private cloud or application server) and public cloud services. In a hybrid cloud environment, data and applications can move between local on-premise servers and public clouds for greater flexibility, performance, and deployment options. Some services like email and VoIP phone systems should not be hosted on-site in case of an unexpected business disaster, hardware failure or power outage. Similarly, hosting large data sets off-premise in a public or private cloud environment can be extremely costly. It’s for these reasons that businesses need to strongly consider the balance between operational costs and identifiable fault tolerance a business is willing to tolerate.

IT Support Guys specializes in the hybrid and multi-cloud architecture and server infrastructure strategies that play a critical role in the digital transformation our clients’ experience.

A private cloud consists of computing resources exclusively used by one business or organization. A private cloud can be deployed from an organization’s on-site data center (or server) or hosted by a third-party service provider. Unlike public clouds, private clouds are designed, configured, and maintained according to the specific business needs of one company. Private clouds can offer greater security, governance, management, privacy, and compliance controls than a public cloud environment, albeit more costly than a public cloud solution.

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