Absolutely no two businesses are created in exactly the same way. Even two operating in the same industry have different operations. From an information technology standpoint, this used to be one of the biggest hurdles for most organizations to overcome. This is because there was no single approach to building the perfect infrastructure that worked for every company.
There was no hard and firm template to follow or confirmation that you set up everything properly and had the resources needed to guarantee success. This has always been one of the major challenges of creating and maintaining your own in-house environment.
Flash forward to today. Custom cloud computing solutions haven’t just eased these concerns for many organizations – they’ve shattered them in the best possible way. In truth, custom cloud solutions deliver a wide array of advantages, most of which are unique to this type of solution. You will NOT be able to get this level of personalized assistance, flexibility, and IT budget savings with any other options.
Main Advantages of Custom Cloud Environments
Here are three of the top reasons why companies are choosing custom cloud environments coupled with managed cloud services.
One of the major benefits that often comes with a cloud managed service provider is that it also includes the type of expert guidance tailored to your particular requirements that your organization so desperately needs. For example, startups may in the biotech and pharmaceutic fields may be unfamiliar with the IQ validation and FDA compliance process. When venturing into the cloud, they can rely on their managed service provider of choice to provide the transition assistance needed during that critical time for the organization.
A managed service provider can help assess virtual maturity. They can offer advice and explain the difference between resources that you think you need and those that you actually need. They also provide fully managed cloud services to decrease equipment expenditures, boost operational efficiency and to free up in-house IT resources to support the company’s core business. This means adopting a more proactive business approach rather than running around to fight fires.
Life sciences-focused managed service providers can design, build, and maintain quality systems and provide IQ validation documentation (evidence) required to achieve regulatory compliance. They can even keep you up to date on critical IT items that can have a major impact to their business, including data, security, disaster recovery, backup, and retention.
Extreme Agility & Flexibility
Along the same lines, custom cloud solutions also help your organization to be agile. Agility is a huge advantage. Your company can quickly scale up or down the infrastructure resources (servers, storage, networking) needed to conduct business. It’s like having a just-in-time inventory of infrastructure components and services. And this means only paying for the resources you use too.
This means that you’re never paying for anything that won’t deliver a solid return on investment. And when your requirements change, you can quickly scale up or down as necessary.
IT Budget Savings
One of the major benefits of a of a managed cloud solution is the price. The most immediate advantage is obtaining a robust cloud infrastructure from which to run your business while enjoying significant cost savings.
When the entire environment is maintained totally in-house, your company is responsible for everything. Provisioning resources to add more users as your business expands, for example, will only be handled (and paid for) by you. Without total visibility of how your organization uses technology, it’s easy to wind up paying for resources you’re underutilizing or not actually using at all.
With the cloud, on the other hand, your custom cloud solutions provider will put together exactly those resources you need, and nothing more. Savings come from facility, hardware, operational software and IT resources which are now being outsourced to a public cloud with a managed service provider maintaining and supporting the environment. The typical monthly cost for a managed service provider is lower than the annual salary of one technical resource.
Plus, troubleshooting and maintenance are handled by the provider, which means finally freeing up the valuable time for your IT staff to focus on bigger priorities — your core business. The monthly cost of a managed service provider includes expertise in system admin, networking, end point connectivity, virtualization, IT operations, as well as support. Trying to hire one person with all of these skills for the same monthly cost would be nearly impossible. Relying on an MSP eliminates the cost of hiring and retaining IT professionals.
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Outer Edge Technology: Find Out How Custom Cloud Solutions Can Boost Your Business
At Outer Edge Technology, we’ve been helping businesses in virtually every industry unlock these and other major benefits of custom cloud computing for years. Whether you need IT expertise but don’t have the resources for a fully staffed IT department, or need help keeping up with the ever-changing IT landscape, we’re here to help.
The passionate and trustworthy experts at Outer Edge will guide you every step of the way – from cloud strategy and planning, to infrastructure implementation, all the way to maintenance and technical support.
If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of managed cloud services or discuss your organizational needs in detail, don’t delay. Contact us today by phone at 844-OET-EDGE or contact us through the website to set up an appointment to speak with one of our experts.