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Everything You Need to Know and Consider | IT Managed Services

 

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IT Managed Services – What is it? When do you need it? And Why it is good for you?
What is it?

Regardless of your business size, IT is the crucial backbone of many businesses. This creates the requirement of continuous improvement to your IT System as you try to keep up with the latest technological growth and competitors in your market. However, in the current era of constant technology growth, especially with the boom of cloud-based technology, the choice of managing and developing everything on your own is no longer optimal.

This is where IT Management Services providers, like I-Net Dynamics,  come into the picture to help businesses like yours to focus on their main job – running their business efficiently and serving their clients.  IT Managed Services usually consists of operational support, monitoring, maintenance to security, and analysis.

A trustworthy provider in IT services should be a single point of contact with high-quality services with more manageable and predictable costs. You would be able to simply delegate your IT tasks to IT experts to boost your productivity.

When do you need it?

Below are some scenarios that will indicate the need for a IT Managed Service provider. If you check off more than two of these scenarios, you should consider acquiring an IT Managed Services vendor.

– You find that your IT system is not capable of handling your daily workload.
– Your IT department is overworked and understaffed.
– You have difficulties in planning your IT plans as well as evaluating the cost.
– You have frequent downtime or outages.
– You do not have frequent updates or reports of your system health and find it difficult to identify critical issues.
– You are not fully confident in your backup and recovery plan.

IT Managed Services has also constantly been evolving with more services and also, going alongside the trend of cloud, many services are offered as cloud services with higher availability and real-time analysis.

 

Why is IT managed services a good choice for you?

Priority Focus: If you choose to delegate IT services, you do not have to worry about and invest heavily to meet the crucial IT needs in many aspects, for example, monitoring, analysis, security, and performance. Your resources and manpower are prioritized to your core business.

A single point of contact for a wide range of professional services: working with a competent service provider should give you better peace of mind. I-Net Dynamics can perform a throughout IT assessment of your current physical and virtual IT infrastructures. Based on it, we can identify weakness and points for improvements, and create a strategic IT plan combining various services such as backup services, anti-virus, replications, monitoring, and reporting.

Rather than staying in a reactive mode and wasting more money on hiring contractors when outages or issues occur, certified providers like I-Net Dynamics are committed to providing reliable, responsible and timely support, monitoring, maintenance and reporting of your IT system.

Cost Efficiency: with our expertise in IT, we can evaluate and develop a strategic IT plan for your business as well as prepare for your growth. With a long -term plan in place, I-Net Dynamics can work together with you to manage your IT costs in the long-run.

You no longer have to invest heavily in your research and development of an in-house IT solution. For a similar level of IT system, services generally come at a better price. Moreover, some other kinds of costs, such as hiring and training IT experts are handled by managed services providers. You have access to top-tier certified IT experts at much lower costs.

High Availability with Constant Monitoring and Support: 24/7 monitoring is available to ensure your business productivity and minimize all potential downtime. Through proactive monitoring and maintenance, your IT systems become more resilient; as a result, your business productivity and reliability are enhanced.

High Scalability and Readiness for Growth: Managed services are also easier to scale to meet your growth needs. IT managed services providers can carry out an assessment about newer demands and then scale to achieve these goals. In these scenarios, a faster solution is also provided without a long time for R&D and then deployment from your side. The big part is now absorbed and fulfilled by the provider.

Security and Risk Management: Apart from general operational tasks, services including anti-virus, backup, and replication are available to make your business as disaster-proof as possible. Even in the cases of outages or downtime, you can be confident that an appropriate action plan will be performed to protect your data and business.

Furthermore, in many countries, your IT system might have to meet several security compliance requirements. These demands are better left for the experts.

IT providers like us consist of professionals that always stay up-to-date with the advancement of technologies and work with big partners to provide you enterprise level products at a more affordable cost.

Overall, managed services are a practical and effective solution for many businesses. Apart from the mentioned benefits, some points should be noted that to utilize any kind of products and services, you should consider providers with a good track of records, then, contact and work closely with them for an initial assessment. If you are interested in a local and reliable provider, please contact us here.

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Cloud Models – What are they and which one should you use?

 

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Microsoft is a big cloud player offering a range of services including Computer, networking, storage, databases, mobile, web, Internet of Things, big data, artificial intelligence.

 

All of these services categories can be offered in three different cloud computing types:

  • Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS)
  • Platform-as-a-service (PaaS)
  • Software-as-a-service (SaaS)

 

We are going to go through each type to learn what it is, what it is suitable for and some examples of its kind. With the diagram below, you can also get a brief overview of each type and their differences in terms of the available services as well as the level of control you have over your information.

1.  Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS)

 

IaaS is the base level where you have the most flexibility. Some businesses might consider hiring cloud storage and computing power to enhance their IT infrastructure.

 

Pros:

  • Easy to use: setting up virtual machines (VMs) has never been easier with the Microsoft Azure portal. You can spin off a VM that you have complete control over within a few clicks from Azure portal.
  • Both Windows and Linux virtual machines are available.
  • Choose your infrastructure components as you desire and scale it up whenever needed.
  • Pay-as-you-go cost model (No need to invest upfront)
  • For professionals used to an on-premise setup, this is simple step-up to adopting cloud.
  • Usage of Azure VMs is still similar to your on-premise servers where you still have remote desktop access (RDP/ RDC) into the machine where you manage everything from the operating system to the applications on it.
  • Because of similarities between on-premise and Azure VMs, your IT team does not need to spend too much time learning new technologies.

 

 

2. Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)

 

Given that it is a complete up and running platform, the platform -as-a-service helps to remove additional work for developers so that they can focus more on their priorities which are developing, testing and deploying software applications.

In many situations, organizations do not have enough resources and expertise to manage everything. Their main goal is rolling out products quickly for end-users. Given what they want, Microsoft provides developers an option where they do not have to worry about the underlying infrastructure and can get a complete environment for development and deployment in the cloud.

 

Pros:

  • Suitable for developers: developers can build cloud-based applications in a secure environment. With Microsoft Azure, their applications can also utilize valuable features such as high-availability, scalability, and security.
  • Time-saving: this option reduces the IT admin’s time of setting up infrastructure for their business applications.
  • Access to other tools: apart from your core applications, you can integrate them with many available services and components in Microsoft Azure Marketplace.
  • Pay-as-you-go cost model allows you to spend within your means and budget.

 

3. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)

 

The last type is targeted for end-users who do not have to worry about anything, except for using the products for their own needs.

 

Pros:

  • Suitable for end-users with no need of managing or maintaining the products
  • Can use as a ready complete product.

 

Some popular examples are Office 365, Exchange Online, Microsoft Teams, Skype, Dynamics 365.

 

Cloud and Shared Responsibility

 

With cloud services, these models can layer top of each other, and you should be aware of the level of abstraction for the benefits of quicker development. Moreover, you should understand the shared responsibilities between cloud consumers and cloud providers. From IaaS, PaaS to SaaS, you will have less control, whereas, cloud providers will take a bigger part of management and maintenance.

 

In conclusion, cloud providers can offer you a multitude of different cloud models depending on your needs and your level of information control. You can choose whatever model that suits you and also combine them as per your requirements.

Contact us here today if you are looking for a local, reliable cloud partner.