Wednesday 6th March 2019
by John Casey

John Casey

Managed cloud series: Part 1

This is the first in a series of three managed cloud services articles coming over the next few weeks which explain more about what cloud services are and how you can make the move with minimum disruption.

If you want to know why you should move, read this post about why you should consider cloud when refreshing your IT infrastructure.

What is a cloud Managed Services Provider (MSP) and what do they do?

An MSP, like Trilogy, will manage a customer’s IT infrastructure. It is a security consultant, systems administrator, Backup & DR and DBA expert rolled into one. 

A cloud MSP is a partner which helps you migrate and adopt cloud platforms and technologies  while guiding you in all aspects of your cloud journey. A cloud MSP can demonstrate all the benefits that a cloud platform can provide.  It encompasses the transition from traditional managed services to cloud-based managed services.

The global cloud managed services market size is expected to reach $82.51 billion by 2025, according to a study conducted by Grand View Research. And 451 Research forecast it to be $43 billion by the end of 2018 – growing 60% faster than infrastructure-only managed services.

Cloud provides the resource which enables companies to do so much more with their IT assets. A cloud MSP offers a one-stop shop by providing a single support, provisioning and billing solution on a Pay as You Go basis. All IT resources including hosting are managed by a cloud MSP.

As a Microsoft Azure partner, Trilogy offers managed services for Azure cloud based infrastructure and databases including Office 365.

What makes a cloud managed services partner?

A cloud managed services partner will help you with the following IT related activities.

1. Cloud assessment and planning
2. Cloud migration
3. Infrastructure operations management

  • Configuration management
  • Automation/Dev-ops
  • Backup & Disaster Recovery
  • Identity management

4.  Monitoring
5.  Cost optimisation
6.  Security
7.  Support

So, if you are one of the 20% of businesses which haven’t moved anything to the cloud because you don’t know what to do, talk to us and we will provide the guidance and expertise you need.

Read part 2: Planning your move to the cloud

Read part 3: Making the move – cloud deployment

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