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15 Questions Checklist : Finding The Right Managed Services Partner

 

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Managed Service Partner

A Managed Services provider is an IT partner that will take care of the health, performance and planning of your organization’s infrastructure. As the capability of your potential managed services partner is directly related to your business’ uptime, which leads to the profits of your company, the process of choosing a trusted partner requires a lot of careful evaluations.

Although the process of on boarding a Managed Services partner can honestly be a bit of a hassle, shifting your IT operations to a Managed Services provider brings multiple benefits in the long term. With the support from a team of professional consultants bringing together a joint pool knowledge as well as experience, downtime will be significantly minimized and your value for money will be maximized.

The checklist below can be used as a guide when choosing a Managed Services partner (MSP).

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What You Should Be Looking For

Do They Have It?

1 Remote help desk ability to assure response time in the event of an incident.

2 Real-time incident monitoring and management to minimize resolving time.

3 24/7 systems and devices monitoring tools that are used to notify prior to certain incidents.

4 Long-term commitment to stay as your trusted partner.

5 A team of certified IT professionals so that your IT environment will be well taken care of.

6 Documentation and guide will be provided to make every process transparent.

7 Proactive IT support approach to minimize downtime.

8 Asset management ability to not only manage the current setup but also to plan for the future.

9 Industry standard SLA is provided.

10 All-in-One services to avoid contacting multiple vendors when an incident occurs.

11 Proven track record in providing IT supper services.

12 Disaster recovery and backup services are available to safeguard business data.

13 Cloud computing ability so companies do not have to look for another vendor when moving to the cloud.

14 Microsoft Gold Partner Status – a MSP that obtained this world-class standard has proven their ability and commitment.

15 MSP is also a hardware reseller who understands your IT needs well.

It is important to note that when evaluating the most ideal choice for a MSP, it is key to place importance and priority on suitability and not at pricing.  A competent MSP will be able to prevent incidents, not just to fix them. They can also work together with you on IT planning, based on your current IT setup as well as future business requirement.

i-Net Dynamics has over 10 years of experience in support clients in many aspects of IT. We provide not only an industry standard Manages Services, but also a long term commitment to grow business together with our customers.

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5 Reasons Why Microsoft Azure is the Go-To Platform for Cloud Computing

 

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5 Reasons why Microsoft Azure is the go-to platform for cloud computing

Microsoft Azure has been around since the very beginning of cloud computing and has become one of the biggest cloud platforms in the market. Microsoft Azure is the house of multiple business technologies that can be catered to all sizes and forms of business requirements.

Microsoft Azure for businesses is highly flexible, meaning you can choose (and pay for) only the services and capabilities you need. Here are 5 reasons why Azure is the platform to choose for cloud computing.

Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine

Windows Based

Since Azure is based on Windows, it is possible to write programs in familiar Windows technologies and especially programing languages that are used for Window applications. This also makes Azure an easier platform to equip yourself with and create a cloud version of an existing Windows application.

Cloud Backup Capability

For companies that are not yet ready with full cloud environment, they can adopt hybrid cloud model by using Microsoft Azure’s Cloud backup service. Important business data will be securely stored and replicated across Microsoft datacenters so it’s always there when you need it. It can also be catered for several years of data archiving requirement and is a great substitute for expensive tape backup.

Disaster Recovery Planning
Disaster Recovery Planning

Be Prepared for Disasters

Beside the simple but necessary cloud backup service, Azure also has in one of its many technologies, Azure Site Recovery. This service assists companies in preparing for the event of disasters and avoiding losing any data if such incidents happen. This cost-effective service can enable you to replicate your virtual and physical servers in Azure so they will always be ready when you need them.

Create Virtual Machines

Be it a file server, application server or database server, all can be created as virtual machines on Azure within minutes. This provides you with the power of a server without the time and monetary consuming task of purchasing and setting up server hardware. Whether you are looking to move an application to the cloud or set up a virtual software development and testing environment, Azure can make it easy, scalable, and affordable.

 

Hybrid solutions

Microsoft Azure also provides a consistent platform which facilitates easy mobility between on-premises and the public Cloud.

Hypris apps can be developed on Azure which allows you to take advantage of the resources available within datacenters, at the service provider’s end, or within Azure itself. Azure also provides a broader range of hybrid connections including virtual private networks (VPNs), caches, content delivery networks (CDNs), and ExpressRoute connections to improve usability and performance.

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