After designing, building and managing hundreds of environments, sometimes we get a little too deep in the weeds with our blogs. So I thought I’d share this article, which gives a high level perspective on how companies benefit from working with a cloud managed services provider.
The article covers performance, scalability, security and compliance. I’d add some additional benefits, like:
Cost Optimization: Your provider knows where additional cloud spend will help, vs flushing money for little benefit.
Agility: Sure, the cloud enables agility, but it doesn’t guarantee it. Your provider should be full of DevOps ninjas, who can put in place the pieces that don’t come ‘out of the box’ with IaaS.
Manageability: It’s so easy to string together IaaS components that give you the functionality you need. It’s also easy to do so in a manner which creates a management nightmare. Especially if you’ve never done it before. Your provider should lead you down the path to an infrastructure that can scale easily without additional management overhead.
And the winner is..
There are lots of great choices out there, although I’m pretty biased for FogOps, where our motto is “Live by Code”. The meaning? Everything we do to manage your site is done with code, leaving you with a self healing, auto-scaling environment that leverages continuous deployment to make your life easy.
Oh yeah, and it works on AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud.