Businesses today are shifting their resources to the cloud and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) in an effort to reduce costs and increase security. Omar Amernteros, CEO of VirtuWorks points out something often overlooked in the move to the cloud, “the role an efficient MSP plays in automation, back-ups, and uptime.” Every business runs on information. Comprehensive cloud management protects your organization against data loss and costly downtime while freeing up time and resources for innovation through automation. MSPs like VirtuWorks have the extensive cloud knowledge needed to support your environment and fill in management gaps.
Preventing Downtime with the Cloud
The right cloud computing support can keep downtime to a minimum through several means:
- Continuous monitoring of system updates that protect against external attacks and insider threats to prevent outages.
- Adoption of a redundant multi-cloud environment to ensure maximum uptime.
- Consistent maintenance of security and compliance best practices and procedures.
Microsoft Azure helps anticipate and prevent downtime with predictive maintenance that identifies patterns that lead to potential problems or failures. The capability to detect hardware failures and/or memory leaks before they occur is one of the greatest advantages of cloud services.
Cloud Infrastructure Automation
Configuring and installing updates across hybrid environments doesn’t happen on its own. Automating the provisioning, configuration, and management of your organization’s cloud-based infrastructure frees up valuable time and resources for innovation.
Microsoft Azure Automation is a cloud-based service that provides consistent management across both Azure and non-Azure environments such as Linux systems. The process seamlessly integrates with third-party systems and is designed to help reduce errors and the time spent on infrastructure deployments.
Mission-Critical Data Back-ups
The loss of critical databases that contain customer, financial, or employee data can have a catastrophic impact on your business, including a complete shutdown. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to data protection, so working with an MSP to customize the right backup option for your needs is crucial.
Cloud backup services are designed to protect the integrity of your most complex and business-integral workloads. With all its features and options, Azure Backup provides tremendous flexibility, security, and value, minimizing data loss, offering any time recovery, and on-premises backup. It’s a cost-effective and far less complex solution that keeps your data safe from both ransomware and human error.
A Long-Term Solution
Working with an MSP is all about efficiency. Getting exactly what you need, when you need, and not paying for anything more. Keeping your systems running efficiently and doing it safely is one of the great benefits of developing a relationship with an MSP. Some things, it seems, will always be true: computers will crash, files will “disappear,” and cyber attackers will do their best to penetrate valuable databases. Minimizing your downtime because of these things and maximizing the safety of your business is the job of your MSP. All your critical updates, your security measure and the protection of, not only your data but the data of your clients, is done by a team of highly trained professionals. The right MSP gives you the peace of mind needed to stay focused on more critical parts of your business. Contact us today to see how we can maximize things for your business.