Benefits of a Managed Hosting Platform

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There are key benefits to working with a managed services or hosting provider. Whether the organization is a start-up, SMB or enterprise – using managed services has some great benefits. Physical infrastructure has always been a cost consideration for numerous organizations. This is where a managed solution can really help. By offloading core components to a managed services provider, an organization is able to monitor their equipment more effectively, have better uptime metrics and reduce their internal workload.

When choosing a managed services platform, it’s important to understand the business drivers behind the decision making process. Organizations are facing data center challenges everyday ranging from limited capacity to power and cooling issues. This is where making the right decision around managed services can truly be beneficial. In this white paper, Internap outlines how to be an intelligent managed services buyer. One of the core takeaways is the understanding of the major benefits which revolve around a managed services platform. These include:

  • Reduction in capital costs
  • Time savings
  • Scalability
  • Better service level agreements and support
  • Improved security and access

An important point of understanding is that one size doesn’t always fit all when it comes to managed services. Internap outlines key considerations when working with or choosing the right managed services model. Understanding where hardware ownership takes place or who has control over which workload will help shape the right managed service solution for an organization. The concept of managed hosting and services can truly help an organization expand beyond its current walls. Click here to download the Internap Managed Hosting Buyer’s Guide to learn how to make strategic buying decisions, weigh cost options, and much more.

About the Author

Bill Kleyman is a veteran, enthusiastic technologist with experience in data center design, management and deployment. His architecture work includes virtualization and cloud deployments as well as business network design and implementation. Currently, Bill works as the National Director of Strategy and Innovation at MTM Technologies, a Stamford, CT based consulting firm.

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