Managed Cloud Services and Cloud Computing was entirely considered as a cost-cutting option in its nascent stages. Over the years as the economic conditions have improved, and technologies have become more sophisticated – businesses started adopting cloud to drive agility and growth. The three key growth areas that are fuelled by the cloud are – Big Data and analytics, entry into new markets and focus on innovation.
However, since the market today is flooded with various cloud providers, applications and services – you have to carefully consider your cloud delivery model based on your unique business needs. You need an impartial cloud service provider to help you choose which applications and services can be moved to which cloud delivery models, which combination of internal and external providers to use and how to manage your combined infrastructure. Your cloud implementation will yield better results only if your up-front assessment for cloud adoption is accurate and complete.
Business value of Managed Cloud Services: Our Approach
As you look to Managed Cloud Services for cost savings, you must also consider the competitive advantages that cloud offers. If you have already experienced cloud, you will know that agility is the dominant factor and that cloud delivers a lasting business value to do business like never before. When deciding if you want to manage your cloud or engage a managed cloud services provider – the following list can help in your decision:
Specify the quantifiable business result desired. For example, percent increase in revenue, reduction in costs, increase in customer satisfaction, and so on.
Specify which applications are required to enter a new physical or virtual marketplace and what data or services do they need from your company’s legacy platforms
Decide how much control you need over a given application and how you will manage this remote infrastructure, get real-time visibility into its performance and SLA compliance
Analyze if IT staff and end users “cloud ready” and if your business processes are mature enough to shift to a SaaS application rather than an in-house platform.
Understand if your company has the development skills it needs to build modern apps on a PaaS platform or move your legacy applications and data from on-premise to the cloud.
Define what regulatory and security requirements must be meet, such as control over the physical location of the application and its data.
Your ExterNetworks Advantage
We help you from designing to implementing and managing to monitoring your cloud environment. Our cloud solutions ensure utmost security and maximum performance – aligned with your business requirements. We provide seamless integration of your network on the cloud through sophisticated tools, methodologies and processes to ensure that you take the fullest advantage of cloud in a cost-effective way. ExterNetworks specializes in improving your business performance by providing in-depth knowledge processes to provide:
Vendor agnostic solutions
Greater benefits than on-premise cloud
Low costs of initial infrastructure set-up
Low recurring/maintenance costs
Faster time to deployment
Greater flexibility in supporting the dynamic needs and new technologies
Ability to deliver greater benefit over time, without additional cost or disruption in services
Security, convenience and flexibility in terms of immediate access to managed applications from anywhere
Customized ‘pay-as-you-use’ billing
Saves time and increases productivity in installation, configuration and management of critical application
Easy scalability based on your requirements
Rapidly replace or add new resources from our flexible on-demand service models
Gain up to 30% cost savings with our managed NOC services, as compared to doing it yourself
Mix and match our on-demand service delivery models to maximize your benefits