There are many benefits to public cloud platforms as a whole, and if your organization has not moved to the cloud, now is a great time to do so. In these uncertain times, organizations should ensure their most critical IT assets are highly available, secure, and optimized for performance. To meet these objectives, an increasing number of organizations are turning to public cloud platforms such as Microsoft Azure. According to Gartner, public cloud end-user spend will grow by an additional 18 percent in 2021 as a response to the COVID-19 Pandemic challenges. Organizations are more interested in public cloud environments that are on-demand, scalable, and cost-effective, yet also ensure business continuity.
Public cloud platforms are owned and operated by third-party providers with their services delivered over the internet. All datacenter infrastructure is owned and operated by the provider. Many small- to mid-sized businesses choose public cloud solutions due to their many advantages, including:
- Reduced costs: public cloud solutions reduce capital expenses of buying hardware or software, and your organization will only pay for services you need
- Increased performance: public cloud providers utilize best-in-breed technologies to deliver consistent system and application performance
- Reliability: public cloud platforms offer massive scale and advanced fault tolerance to deliver high availability
Some organizations have shown hesitation before migrating to public cloud environments because they were unsure of the security levels, but Microsoft states that public cloud environments can be just as secure as private or hybrid. Public cloud security is enforced through proper security methods like intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDPS). With these measures, public cloud computing offers a broad set of technologies, policies, and controls to strengthen your security posture while protecting from incoming threats.
If your organization has on-premises IT infrastructure today, the prospect of moving to public cloud may be intimidating. To ensure a successful migration, many organizations turn to a Managed Service Provider (MSP) with expertise in public cloud platforms. MSPs can configure, monitor, and manage your organization’s public cloud effectively to lift the burden from your team. By partnering with an MSP offering Azure expertise, especially a Microsoft Gold certified MSP, your current strategy will be optimized by the following and more:
- Migration and deployment from dedicated project managers
- Infrastructure, architecture, and configuration
- Issue mitigation 24/7/365
- Escalation support
- Monitoring and alerting
- Guaranteed compliance and security
Public cloud solutions managed by certified MSPs are able to be customized and tailored to your operational requirements. Optimizations and enhancements need expert-level guidance from dedicated resources, and migrations may not always be as easy as they sound. This process is best handled by a trustworthy, experienced MSP that is also able to provide around the clock service. If you feel your organization’s public cloud strategy is missing out on major enhancements, contact Coretelligent, a Microsoft Gold Partner, to reconfigure your cloud roadmap.
Coretelligent is recognized as a notable Microsoft Gold Cloud Solution Provider with certified engineers who have mastered Microsoft Azure public cloud offerings. Acting as an extension of your team, Coretelligent’s professional services engineers and project managers can easily migrate your assets to Azure’s public cloud with their extensive knowledge in designing, implementing, and managing Microsoft cloud-powered solutions.
As a response to our strengths, knowledge, and execution of Azure public cloud solutions, Coretelligent has a close working relationship with Microsoft. Even as the public cloud landscape adapts to workspace challenges, Coretelligent is prepared to help organizations leverage the full potential of their cloud environments. Our award-winning, white glove solutions provide your organization security and the essentials you need to grow. Our team will set you up for success. Contact us today to learn more about our public cloud solutions powered by Azure.