Cloud computing isn’t a trend – it’s the future of enterprise IT. Cloud-based applications and services help companies lower costs and improve operations, especially for businesses looking to provide hybrid and remote work flexibility to their employees.
Some advantages of migrating an on-premise IT infrastructure to the cloud include:
- Improved security and regulatory compliance
- A high level of automation, which increases productivity and scalability
- Seamless collaboration between onsite and remote work teams
- The ability to easily back up and restore data
It might not come as a surprise that 94% of enterprises already rely on the cloud in some capacity.1 However, managing your entire infrastructure in the cloud can be time-consuming and costly – no matter the size of your business. In this blog, we’ll explore how a reliable managed services provider (MSP) can help you save time, money, and stress when migrating your on-premise IT infrastructure to the cloud.
What Is a Managed Services Provider (MSP)?
An MSP manages and supports its customers’ IT infrastructure, connectivity, security, and more. Services vary among MSPs, but in a nutshell, MSPs handle certain aspects of your business technology so you can enjoy better network performance – without pulling your onsite IT teams away from other important projects.
If you’re unsure whether an MSP is right for your business, we have you covered. An MSP can help you optimize your technology if:
- Your business lacks a dedicated IT team, or you’d like to free your staff up for other tasks
- You want to consolidate your IT billing and pay a flat monthly fee instead
- You’d like to save money on IT infrastructure setup and maintenance without sacrificing quality
Benefits of a Managed IT Infrastructure
Managed infrastructure services from the right MSP can help you enjoy benefits that improve your bottom line, work processes, and team morale, such as:
1. Expert Project Oversight
Migrating your IT infrastructure to the cloud doesn’t have to be complex. The right MSP will handle all aspects of your migration, maintaining course for your overall project goals and providing you with real-time progress updates – all while you retain full control over your systems.
2. Significant Cost Savings
Managed IT infrastructure services help businesses reduce costs by an average of 30-40% annually.2 That’s because you gain greater control over your costs when you work with an MSP, only paying for the services you need – without having to onboard a full-time IT team. Additionally, you’ll pay a fixed fee, allowing you to plan your IT budget with ease.
3. Improved Cyber Security
It’s no secret that cyber attacks are on the rise. MSPs help you improve cyber security and maintain regulatory compliance with services that protect your entire IT infrastructure, including email protection, endpoint protection, and vulnerability management.
4. Simplified Billing and Support
Your MSP should provide you with a dedicated project management team who can coordinate multiple vendors, carriers, and project timelines and offer all the support you need during your migration project. With ongoing infrastructure management and support, you’ll benefit from having a single bill for all your services and one company to call for any connectivity issues.
5. Increased Productivity
Managed infrastructure providers help companies increase efficiency and productivity by 50-60% on average.2 Not only will your MSP handle any labor-intensive tasks so that you can focus on growing your business, but they should also provide break-fix support and maintenance so that your systems are always up-to-date and optimized.
6. Better Business Continuity
MSPs can help you maximize your file storage capabilities, secure data storage, and manage system backups with the right mix of cloud and connectivity services to ensure your business continues operating seamlessly during a network outage or disaster.
TailWind: The Leading Managed Infrastructure Provider
TailWind handles every aspect of cloud migration as the go-to MSP for business connectivity. Our certified technicians can help you reap the full benefits of the cloud by developing and implementing a cloud migration strategy that suits your business. Then we’ll take complete accountability for your connectivity, field service, and break-fix needs as your trusted MSP.
Our certified technicians can help you reap the full benefits of the cloud by developing and implementing a cloud migration strategy that suits your business.
Here’s what you get with our managed infrastructure services:
- All-in-One Services – We have you covered, whether you’re executing a managed roll-out, new build, relocation, or site closure.
- Infrastructure in a Box – From maintaining connectivity to bringing any IT project to completion, our experts will support your growth efforts.
- Single Point of Contact – Your dedicated project management team will coordinate every vendor, contractor, supplier, carrier, and aggregation of project timelines so you can have peace of mind.
Interested in learning more about how managed infrastructure services – and the right MSP – can help you make the most of the cloud? Download our free ebook today, or connect with our experts to set up a consultation, get more information, or request a personalized quote.