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Why Use Public Cloud Managed Service Providers?

True DevOps isn’t easy to achieve. Going from a fully managed private cloud into the public cloud isn’t an easy feat done alone. Public Cloud Managed Service Providers can turned your IaaS into a fully managed solution with full support through the operating system or application layer.

How ColoAdvisor Helps find Public Cloud Managed Service Providers

We document the Managed Service Provider (MSP) ecosystem of major cloud providers. Try searching for “security” in the AWS ecosystem and you’ll find 2000 results. We can help you find the perfect partner in any ecosystem that can co-manage your cloud infrastructure as an extension of your own team. The alternative is costly consultants or building an in-house team.


We’ll Learn What You Need

Give us your requirements once. We have a painless way to gather this data. Rather than giving your requirements to every potential vendor, we can manage the vetting and procurement process for you.


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We Research

We research the vast partner ecosystems of major cloud providers. We understand the economy of scale they can bring to your systems while passing their expertise and savings on.


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We Deliver Proposals

With no strings attached, we hand over proposals we receive from Managed Service Providers that are a best fit for your cloud deployment with no obligation to make a decision.


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What Benefits Do Public Cloud Managed Service Providers Offer?

They Offer Great Economies of Scale

MSPs spend millions in automating, staffing, and developing strategies for their Network & Security Operations Centers. Licensing and integrating just the software stack can easily exceed an IT budget for an entire quarter if it’s being built from scratch. Using an MSP allows anyone to have access to a NOC or SOC without the costly build out. Think of it as buying a seat on a commercial airline vs. buying a private jet.

They Can Give You Checkboxes

Here’s an example, with legacy hosting providers, you could request a backup service by simply “checking a box” which leveraged their investment in backup software, storage, and offsite storage vendors to give you a turn key service. In public cloud, backup has to be carefully architected using the products offered by the cloud provider. There’s no exact way to do this and it’s definitely not as easy as checking a box.

They are Already Integrated

3rd parties can collaborate securely to manage your applications by being partnered with the public cloud. It’s no longer a long, drawn out process to figure out how to give 3rd party access without losing control or violating internal security guidelines. Just as easy as giving access, this access can be quickly removed when your relationship ends. Being a gold or platinum level parter with any public cloud is no small feat.

They Are Experts

Managed Service Providers who achieve an official partnership with a public cloud provider have to prove they have the in-house expertise to properly manage workloads. By working with a variety of clients, they see a multitude of issues and experience more in one day than some enterprises experience in a month. This allows them to become extremely proficient in maintaining and troubleshooting cloud instances.

They Fill Costly Gaps

Gaps are filled by consultants. While consultants are great, they have tactical and not strategic goals that focus on uptime. They are specialists, which means multiple consultants for various disciplines which can begin to cost more than pre-cloud solutions. Think of a backup, security, and network engineer expertise and salaries. A single DBA can cost as much as a fully managed service providers monthly fees.

They Are Versatile

Inside an MSP you will find a wide variety of specialties. You can call upon them for support with network, backup, storage, security, database management, applications, disaster recovery and strategy. Having this much expertise under one roof is something that’s fairly common with an MSP but not as easy with an enterprise that’s chosen to outsource infrastructure.

Should you be using Public Cloud?

Public cloud is a great option for many firms. It offers excellent integration, a healthy partner ecosystem, and millions of trained engineers who are certified. Here are some issues we’ve seen in when using public cloud which we outlined in video called the disadvantages of cloud computing. A Managed Service Provider can possibly give you the best of public cloud and managed private cloud.

Lack of Fully Implemented DevOps Strategy

Lack of Fully Implemented DevOps Strategy

Some firms have made the move into public cloud after a fully managed environment from a hosting company. While DevOps is the way of the future, moving into public cloud with no full operational model, trouble ticketing system, or lacking key expertise such as backup engineers have caused numerous issues. These issues tend to be dealt with by hiring consultants to fill in the gaps which cause public cloud cost savings to diminish.

Unlimited Scaling + Unlimited Bills

Unlimited Scaling + Unlimited Bills

While nearly infinite scaling is a dream, left uncheck has caused firms to have wildly high cloud computing bills. Entire practices and software categories have been created around cloud cost management in an effort to reduce OpEx spending that exceeds in some cases the past OpEx and CapEx spending that firms faced. It’s important to develop systems that can scale back and return resources to the cloud provider when not needed.

Vendor Lock in

Vendor Lock In

Many public clouds implement open source software which allow cloud instances to be portable. Modifying open source packages means that those instances cannot be easily shifted internally or to other clouds making it to leave a vendor in the future. Some of these issues can be mitigated through the use of cloud orchestration software which can be costly if purchased commercially.

Check Out Our Video Library

Not ready for our help just yet? That’s ok! You can learn more about your options by watching our VLOG series where we cover cloud computing and the business impacts that it will have. Our videos focus on the business implications of cloud computing.

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We can help you find a managed service provider with whom we’ve worked with a past project. Knowing your environment will help us recommend the best MSP’s for your infrastructure which will give you the best of public cloud and legacy hosting services.