My spouse and I get pleasure from watching the tv present Fixer Higher. For these unfamiliar with the truth collection, husband and spouse Chip and Joanna Gaines rework houses for his or her shoppers. Joanna is the designer. She’s “the large thought” particular person. Chip is the contractor who focuses on making it occur and constructing the home.
Most of Joanna and Chip’s initiatives begin with demolition. He’s a little bit of a goofball, but on the identical time, it’s enjoyable watching him wield a sledgehammer. Because the reworked houses are close to completion, Chip will cling photos on the partitions as Joann phases the home for the large reveal. What’s lacking? Chip’s sledgehammer.
Whereas he swings a sledgehammer with confidence, he’s not going to threat the undertaking through the use of the flawed software. An error at this stage might value tons of money and time. The identical could be stated for managed service suppliers (MSPs) who should use the fitting software for the job.
That’s why we created The MSP’s Information to Fashionable Cloud Infrastructure together with Richard Tubb, a former MSP enterprise proprietor who now helps different MSPs make more cash. The fitting software for the job typically isn’t going to be AWS, Google Cloud, or Microsoft Azure. When misused, they are often harmful and costly. Similar to Chip received’t use a sledgehammer to hold an image, MSPs must at all times select the fitting cloud for his or her shoppers.
Richard Tubb additionally offers the e-book’s foreword in addition to commentary on the finish of every chapter. His “Tubb’s Takes” provide a novel perspective on matters reminiscent of:
- Understanding the Cloud Supplier Panorama
- Enhancing KPIs with the Different Cloud
- Different Cloud Use Instances
- Safety and the Different Cloud
- Different Cloud in Motion
On this weblog put up collection, we’ll preview chapters within the e-book and supply key insights into every. Right here’s a preview of the chapter, “Different Cloud Use Instances,” with two examples of important companies MSPs depend on from various cloud suppliers.
Whatever the forms of managed companies you present or verticals you cater to, the possibilities are that an various cloud vendor may also help you provide the companies you already ship—or construct out new ones—as a part of a multicloud technique. These companies embrace:
Managed Information Storage
The cloud is a superb basis for constructing a managed information storage service. You may add worth by managing storage for patrons, which saves them from the trouble of needing to know advanced cloud storage tiers, API, egress pricing, and extra.
It’s attainable to make use of object storage from simply AWS, GCP, or Azure to construct managed information storage. Nonetheless, various cloud suppliers may also help decrease working prices and enhance revenue margins by open supply information storage methods and options that will let you preserve flexibility within the cloud suppliers you make the most of. On the identical time, a multicloud technique that includes storing information in a Large 3 cloud and an alternate cloud can maximize information availability, an essential consideration for assembly SLA ensures and delighting prospects.
Managed Utility Internet hosting
Simplicity, price-performance worth, and assist make various cloud suppliers the perfect location on your prospects with enterprise-grade wants however are finances aware. In addition they present you the power to enhance margins with out sacrificing the standard of service.
In case you select a multicloud technique with an alternate cloud supplier, think about charging extra for the high-availability internet hosting service. You’ll additionally benefit from the peace of thoughts that comes with understanding that one information middle failure isn’t a significant disaster as a result of workloads stay accessible in a second information middle.
In case you provide utility internet hosting or managed net servers as a part of your portfolio, you possibly can maximize the reliability by pairing an alternate cloud supplier with the likes of AWS, GCP, or Azure. If a cloud supplier experiences disruptions because of DDoS assaults or a significant incident reminiscent of a knowledge middle failure, cases hosted on one other cloud supplier’s infrastructure stay accessible.
Further use circumstances coated on this chapter embrace information backup and restoration, managed Kubernetes, bare-metal managed infrastructure, and extra. Obtain your free copy of The MSP’s Information to Fashionable Cloud Infrastructure right here.