In the digital age, running legacy and cloud-based infrastructures – whether they be on-premise, off-site, or hosted – isn’t easy. How do you evolve your existing operational policies, procedures, and toolsets to unlock the full value of your hybrid IT infrastructure, eliminate operational siloes, and create a unified set of operations?
If you move workloads to the cloud, you also need to put in place the appropriate governance and audit controls to provide board members, auditors, and regulators with the assurance that you’re using cloud effectively and securely.
This can be a complex task if IT isn’t your organisation’s core strength, and can lead to escalating costs due to inefficiencies and waste. And acquiring the skills and tools to manage your environment can be time-consuming and costly.
Using managed services to deliver end-to-end data centre management and implement automation technologies drives down costs, freeing up funds for innovation. It also enables IT to be more responsive to change and provides you with the skills you need to accelerate your infrastructure transformation journey. With managed services, you can focus on strategic initiatives and driving innovation for the business without having to spend too much time on day-to-day operations.
Managed services can also help you bolster your security and ensure effective governance in your IT environment. Managed services enables a high-performing hybrid IT environment, thereby enabling you to optimise IT service levels and deliver better business outcomes.
Once you have highly automated processes within your data centre, and laid any security and compliance concerns to rest, you can spend less time focusing on the technology itself and more on finding ways to align your IT organisation with the business.
Investing in managed services also provides relief from the headache of finding, hiring, and retaining scarce technical talent.