These days many companies use managed cloud services to ensure that enterprise applications function optimally in a secure environment. This partnership between the company and the managed cloud service provider (called sometimes MSP or MCSP), ensures faster and more profitable achievement of business goals.

What is a Private Cloud?

A private cloud is an IT infrastructure dedicated to a single business or organization. There are several options for the physical location of a private cloud:

  • On-site (that is, physically located on the territory of the company).
  • Hosted by a third-party service provider (Data Center).

Thus, a private cloud is special in that all hardware and software are dedicated exclusively to one organization, and services and infrastructure are maintained on a private network.

What is a Public Cloud?

The public cloud is often used for test and development environments, online office applications, storage, and web-based email.

The public cloud is the type of cloud computing deployment where many companies share the same hardware, storage, and network devices at the same time. Public Cloud is provided by third-party providers such as Amazon or Microsoft Azure over the public Internet.

Is a Private Cloud More Secure Than a Public Cloud?

A private cloud is definitely safer than a public cloud, however, a company or managed cloud service provider must ensure that the security system is reliable and up-to-date in order to take advantage of the benefits of a private cloud.

A private cloud provides many levels of security. First, private clouds are limited to specific physical machines, which makes physical security easier. They are located behind a firewall and accessible over private secure network connections such as a Secured VPN tunnel and not over the public Internet.

What is Managed Cloud Service?

Using a private cloud gives businesses greater control and security but requires a higher level of IT skills to manage. Therefore, many companies are turning to a Managed private cloud model that is operated by a third-party provider.

With managed cloud services, the company outsources the management, maintenance, and optimization of its IT infrastructure to a third-party cloud service provider. In this way, the third-party provider delivers all the necessary equipment and provides maintenance, support, and expertise.

According to most IT decision-makers, using the services of a managed cloud service provider is the best way to keep your cloud resources running efficiently and get a maximum Return on Investment (ROI).

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Managed Services to Achieve Your Business Goals

Managed cloud services are an important step towards digital transformation and have many benefits. The service provider allows companies to more efficiently run workloads such as Oracle, SAP, or Dynamics and provides the following:

  • Full control improved security.
  • Easily predictable IT resource costs.
  • Optimizes the performance of workloads.
  • Improves business continuity and disaster recovery
  • Increases the speed of application updates.
  • Eliminates the need for equipment maintenance.
  • Improves customer service.
  • Allows you to release and reorient staff to more meaningful work, and in the absence of the necessary IT specialists, eliminates the need to hire new additional staff.
  • Reduces the capital costs of the enterprise.

All these benefits of managed cloud services allow the business to achieve its strategic goals faster and easier.

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This post was updated to reflect current trends and information

In the current modern times, the success of any business (small, medium or large) is directly related to the capabilities of its IT infrastructure.

The need for information technology is always growing within any business. This need often overloads the physical IT infrastructure of any company, and the IT team becomes very stretched. Using Private Cloud Hosting provider, instead of on-premises physical infrastructure, gives a business several significant advantages. Following are some of the major advantages:

1 – Private Cloud: Reduced starting costs

The costs of the purchase of equipment, its installation and continuous support not only greatly affect the budget of any enterprise, but often becomes a showstopper in the development of IT infrastructure, and therefore the development of the whole company. Outsourcing to a private cloud hosting provider, companies will have the ability to host their software solutions in the Cloud, saving them on expensive hardware costs, and most important, the recurring management and continuous upgrade, support and starting cost.

2 – Increase in flexibility and speed of implementation of IT solutions

Adopting a Private Cloud and Managed Cloud Service provider, companies can quickly adapt their IT infrastructure to their current needs to fit their own business.

This will add flexibility and efficiency to a company’s IT solutions, and save a lot of money, since it will no longer need to reserve unnecessary equipment and human resources not needed.

The flexibility of a Private Cloud will allow a company to rapidly adjust it to its more important projects, and not abandon them, because of the cost of purchase of new equipment or the labor cost for implementation, add to it the long-term maintenance. Accelerating the implementation of new IT solutions increases the efficiency of any business.

3 – Purchase and support of equipment – this is no more a company’s headache

Using a private cloud infrastructure, a company will save a tremendous amount on hiring the highly qualified and expensive employees who were previously engaged in the purchase of equipment, its continuous support, and ensuring network accessibility. Now companies will be able to concentrate on more important strategic tasks.

By delegating responsibility for the operability of IT equipment to a Managed Cloud Provider, companies get the opportunity to concentrate on their core business and increase their effectiveness.

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Namtek Consulting Services is the right choice if a company is looking for reliability, security, competitiveness and a personalized approach. Our long-term proven expertise in the market of IT systems and infrastructure, allows us to implement almost any cloud infrastructure project. Our platform is a virtualized platform running on sophisticated SANs and hypervisors. We use brand new state-of-the-art equipment and hardware and host it in a couple of Tier II secured data centers in Montreal (Canada).

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