Navigate Complex Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Environments with
Managed Service Providers
The benefits organizations can achieve by migrating to cloud environments are extensive and well-documented: businesses can realize increased agility and scalability, improve disaster recovery, strengthen security, and create space for new IT initiatives, among other advantages. But cloud migrations can be complex, costly, and intimidating. Many organizations know they want to leverage cloud technology but aren’t sure how to get started or even what type of cloud environment is best. Often there is hesitation around moving every piece of the technology stack at once to the cloud, and what it will look like to manage several different storage systems.
The Hybrid Cloud Environment
Hybrid cloud environments have emerged as a winning strategy for organizations who find themselves wanting to utilize cloud technology but needing to keep certain mission-critical apps and data on legacy resources. The hybrid cloud model combines private resources (data center, private cloud), with public cloud storage, and enables orchestration between them. This results in a “best of both worlds” scenario: the organization keeps security and control through private resources while still reaping the benefits of a public cloud, including cost savings and greater efficiencies. Organizations are also exploring multi-cloud environments, a “mix and match” strategy that employs the services of multiple cloud vendors. Multi-cloud strategies match workloads with the most suitable platform, resulting in agility and cost savings, and minimizes the risk of having all of your data in one basket.
While a hybrid or multi-cloud strategy can certainly be an impetus for progress, managing that environment is not without its own set of challenges, and IT teams are left grappling with questions like:
- Is our security consistent across all environments?
- How will apps perform traveling over a shared network?
- Can we feel 100% sure we are meeting compliance standards?
- Do we have the visibility needed to produce accurate real-time reports?
- Are we comfortable with the loss of control of moving from on-prem servers to the cloud?
Enter the managed service provider (MSP). A collaborative partnership with a qualified MSP allows an organization to outsource some or all of its day-to-day IT operation, freeing up its internal IT staff for more high-level strategic work. Moreover, partnering with an MSP that is well-versed in compliance, security, and information governance relieves the business of the burden of those regulations. In short, the right MSP can help design, deploy, and manage a hybrid cloud or multi-cloud environment, ease compliance and performance concerns, and provide thorough, transparent reporting … often at a lower cost to the business than keeping it all in-house.
Congruity360 has the tools, services, and unmatched engineering experience to help create a cloud strategy that fits your specific business needs at a competitive, flexible price-point. We can empower you to migrate to the cloud at the pace and scale that feels most comfortable, and ultimately take on as much or as little management as desired. Connect with our team to learn more.