As an MSP, your business depends on your ability to stay ahead of everything your customers will ask for. And yes, it’s a good chance that will be the cloud. No longer is the cloud for early adopters; established enterprises are now building cloud strategies in an effort to store exponentially growing data, reduce infrastructure costs and be more agile. The cloud has upended the way your customers want to adopt applications and underlying infrastructure and ultimately access data. It’s important that your business is ahead of this transformation. They are looking to you as their trusted managed services advisor to make it work.
The logical next step is to consider including managed cloud services in your portfolio. The appeal is there for both you and your customers — flexibility, scalability, low cost. The combination of on-premises and cloud has made true hybrid cloud a critical part every IT strategy – and you can help your clients reach their hybrid goals. A hybrid environment combines the performance and reliability of on-premises storage for all data, primary, backup and disaster recovery (DR), with the agility and economics of the cloud.
The pressure is on for MSPs to help clients run more efficiently and profitably. Do more with less. Minimize RPOs and RTOs. Streamline. Simplify. This is no small task. Think about servicing hundreds of enterprises, bearing responsibility for all of their data, and beyond that their DR strategy and implementation in the event of actual downtime. Simplifying the data access and storage model by bringing all data in to a dedicated network can change the game for MSPs by reducing risk, optimizing service delivery, and saving money. Offering the right enterprise storage solution to your clients that ensures data access anytime, anywhere is critical.
For example, one large MSP using ClearSky’s storage-as-a-service approach, was able to eliminate the costs and management of replicating data at multiple backup sites. ClearSky helped the service provider prove its customers’ data was encrypted and secure, while remaining compliant with industry regulations.
To solve exactly this challenge, consider offering your customers a fully managed service for their enterprise storage, one that delivers the flexibility and economics of the cloud plus the performance of local, on-premises infrastructure. A network that manages data across its entire lifecycle helps MSPs adopt a more flexible and agile storage model that ensure data access for their clients – while reducing TCO by 80% as compared to traditional storage options. These results are made possible by local caching of primary data, regional points of presence (PoPs) for warm data and the cloud for everything.
With ClearSky’s global storage network, you can offer your customers a secure, logical path for moving primary, backup and DR to the cloud and provide:
- Simple access to all data - anywhere, anytime
- A cure for latency and data mobility that allow your customers to easily move data
- The flexibility and economics of the cloud, plus the performance of local, on-site infrastructure
- Cloud adoption as a viable part of a managed service solution
- A highly secure, resilient service to ensure both security and compliance
Using ClearSky, you are able to address your customers’ storage requirements and demands while optimizing infrastructure within budget and eliminating costs of replicating data at multiple sites – a win-win for everyone.