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60-Second Guide: Managed services for the cloud

Are you curious about the benefits of using a managed service provider? Have 60 seconds?

The below infographic should tell you all you need to know about the benefits associated with using managed services for the cloud. Once you’ve read it click on over to our managed services page to see how Datapipe can help get your enterprise’s cloud infrastructure up, running, and optimized.  

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With so much at stake, how can you find out if managed services could prove to be your secret sauce? The best way to start is by choosing a managed services provider that can capitalize on 4 characteristics of tomorrow’s business landscape:

1. Customization

2. Insight

3. Flexibility

4. Predictability

Say it with customization

Don’t settle for one-size-fits-all managed services when what you really need is a solution customized to meet the exact challenges your business actually faces. Pick a provider offering managed services that address your pain points—high availability, resiliency, disaster recovery?—so you can move on to helping your customers address theirs.

Build customer loyalty with insight

Let’s face it: Two customers can have the same problem but for different reasons: one needs a high-performance cloud infrastructure and the other needs a secure one to ensure compliance, for example. Managed services that offer insight into your customer’s needs can provide more than a technology fix: they can be key to customer “stickiness” or loyalty.

Avoid price wars with flexibility

For years, the justification for most IT implementations was cost reduction. But a new theme is emerging: operational readiness. Today’s leaders must be able to rapidly deploy solutions anywhere in the world, under any conditions, with any team—and do so successfully every time. Making sure your managed services provider meets that standard will ensure your business is flexible enough to handle tomorrow’s challenges.

Grow your business with predictability

One of the key trends in managed services is around “outcomes.” In the past, success in IT was evaluated against the reliability and availability of software, or “uptime.” Today, the emphasis is on predictable and measurable business results rather than on service levels. Choose a managed services provider that lets you deploy a consistent architecture or toolset worldwide. Shortening implementation time with standard processes and solutions will help grow your business.

If you’re just getting started with managed services, be sure to check out our Managed Solutions offerings. Or contact one of our cloud experts today to talk about how managed services can help your company stand out from the crowd.

About David Vogel

David Vogel
Digital marketer at Datapipe.

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