Apr 11, 2018

You need a managed cloud service provider.

Cloud computing has come with a few unexpected consequences. While seemingly unbridled access to robust, cost-effective computing resources is an exciting prospect, many businesses are now facing the fallout of sprawling cloud infrastructure that extends over multiple vendors and configurations. The result is enough cloud management overhead to stifle any thought of innovation. If you turned to the cloud to make life easier for your IT team, you may find yourself shaking your head at just how much work your employees are doing just to keep the cloud running smoothly. 

It’s time to rectify this problem, and managed cloud services are rising as a result. MarketsandMarkets found that the global market for cloud managed services will rise at a compound annual growth rate of 14.6 percent for the period of 2017 to 2022, reaching a value of $53.78 billion. The reasons for the growth: even small businesses are turning to managed cloud, and the combination of big data and mobile devices are pushing companies of all sizes to embrace the service model.

Your Business Depends On Technology, But It Shouldn’t Be Dictated By Tech

It is starting to feel like every business is a tech company. If you’re in manufacturing, for example, you probably have a unique web of IoT devices, network systems, and customized software keeping everything running. Businesses are so reliant on technology that they are turning into technology providers. For IT teams, this creates new challenges in terms of providing strategic direction, offering governance, maintaining service goals and keeping costs under control. Today’s technologies and infrastructure options are essential in empowering companies to work at their best, but businesses must ensure they don’t let the tech come between them and getting the job done.

With all of this complexity in place, IT departments don’t have time to function as a ‘service provider’, managing cloud infrastructure, optimizing network performance, and troubleshooting problems as they arise. Businesses that leave their IT teams to manage infrastructure, and other areas that they may not have the proper expertise, end up with extremely limited resources remaining for innovation. In essence, companies can get so bogged down simply managing their clouds that they lose sight of their core competencies.

Transparency Market Research found that the managed cloud services market is rising quickly in large part because companies need to find ways to focus more heavily on their core business capabilities. Managed cloud solutions makes this possible by eliminating overhead, and the managed network services market is growing at the fastest rate within the sector.

How Your Business Can Make The Most Of Managed Cloud Solutions

Not all cloud solutions are equal. Vendors can differentiate themselves in a variety of ways, and service providers with a portfolio of cloud, data center, and managed solutions provide an advantage that shouldn’t be ignored. At Lume, we offer a managed service model in which we partner with clients to understand their operations, align with their goals and provide cost-efficient managed cloud solutions that can drive business-technology alignment. These services are backed by a high-performance solutions and a global data center footprint that positions organizations to maximize cloud performance while minimizing costs and overhead.

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