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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
Get Proposals Delivered To Your Inbox
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.