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Cloud-based IT resources have been growing at a rapid clip as businesses of all sizes face the ongoing threat of cybersecurity attacks. Many businesses are now utilizing the cloud as an indispensable option for providing the necessary backup required in an effective incident response plan. Since industry experts recommend that a solid backup system includes systems on-site and off-site and one in the cloud, the skyrocketing adoption of cloud services by businesses is no surprise.
Even with the cloud becoming more mainstream, many small- and mid-sized companies struggle to understand how to approach cloud adoption and where to go to get the support they need.
Two types of IT service providers offer comprehensive cloud solutions:
Why Move to the Cloud?
If your business hasn’t adopted the cloud, it’s time to consider the move. There are multiple advantages to migrating your IT to cloud-based services, including the following benefits:
Cloud Services Providers Versus Managed Services Providers
The main difference between a cloud service provider (CSP) and a managed service provider (MSP) is that an MSP is also a CSP, but a CSP exclusively provides cloud-based services.
For example, a CSP offers individual hosted solutions to include:
An MSP can deliver all of the above cloud-based services, as well as additional IT support that includes:
Some businesses choose CSPs over MSP because it appears to be the cheaper alternative — but it is a far less comprehensive one. While a CSP will deliver a myriad of hosted solutions to streamline certain business processes, as a CSP, they have limitations as to providing all-encompassing IT support.
VITECH is your local managed IT services provider, offering cloud-based and cybersecurity solutions for businesses of all sizes. Contact us at (800) 536-2156 or send us an email at email@example.com for more information.
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