What Are Managed Services Providers for AWS?

Apr 5, 2023 | AWS

4 Ways AWS Managed Services Providers (MSPs) Can Upgrade Your Infrastructure

Bob is a DevOps Engineer at a small business on the cloud. After migrating his business systems to the cloud, he started to feel frustrated by some of the complex cloud environments, constant technology advancements, and high operational costs. Even though he knew Amazon Web Services can be very cost-effective, he wasn’t sure how to optimize his infrastructure to take advantage of those cost savings. These larger issues prevented him from spending time on other projects that could help grow his business.

This is just what happened when a biotech startup reached out to nClouds—a certified AWS managed services provider (AWS MSP)—to help maintain and grow its cloud infrastructure so the development team could focus on other priority projects. We were able to build and maintain an AWS well-architected infrastructure to improve scalability and availability, enhance governance and security, and optimize costs. Today, our client is very happy with its infrastructure, and we are happy to support it on its cloud journey while continually innovating with our MSP engagement.

With managed services through AWS MSP Partners, businesses can fully harness the power of AWS and propel them through cost optimization, proactive monitoring, expertise, and scalability. Let’s take a look at each benefit.

Cost Optimization

AWS MSP Partners bring expert knowledge of cloud computing to the table, giving businesses the golden opportunity to reduce their expenses in smart ways. Businesses can count on MSPs to keep a watchful eye on their AWS usage, ensuring they’re not overpaying for unused or underutilized services. MSPs provide sound guidance on how to optimize AWS environments for both performance and cost, making sure businesses get the most bang for their buck.

By partnering with a top AWS MSP like nClouds, businesses can stay ahead of the curve, taking advantage of new AWS services and features as they become available. With MSPs continuously optimizing architectures and applications for cost and performance, businesses can breathe easy and stay focused on their core activities while reaping the benefits of reduced costs, better resource utilization, and top-tier scalability.

Proactive Monitoring and 24/7 Support

When it comes to keeping a business’s AWS infrastructure and applications in top-notch condition, proactive monitoring is a must-have. With 24/7 proactive support and monitoring from an AWS MSP, businesses like OperationsRX are able to enjoy constant support for their infrastructure and focus on innovation.

AWS MSPs leverage state-of-the-art monitoring tools that track key performance indicators, such as network bandwidth, CPU usage, and disk utilization, as well as application-specific metrics. We are always on the lookout for any red flags that could indicate security breaches, swiftly responding to any incidents to keep businesses safe.

Having 24/7 availability for managed services is important because it enables businesses to experience lightning-fast incident response times, minimal downtime, and maximum productivity around the clock. MSPs help businesses pinpoint and solve issues with lightning speed while also providing ongoing guidance and support to optimize their AWS environment and achieve their goals.

Expertise and Experience

Proven expertise and experience are important qualities of AWS MSPs that can help businesses modernize their AWS infrastructure for faster time to market and improved operational efficiency. For Violet Grey, a venture-backed content and commerce beauty company, working with the nClouds team resulted in dramatically improved DevOps productivity and enhanced security.

MSPs collaborate with businesses to develop cloud strategies that align with their goals, providing ongoing support and consultation to help them optimize their AWS environment and achieve the best outcomes.

Managed services enable businesses to tap into world-class guidance that helps them unleash the full power of the cloud—all while offloading the responsibility. MSPs can keep businesses ahead of the curve, expertly navigating the intricacies of the AWS platform to achieve superior results faster. This enables businesses to lighten the load for internal IT teams and free up resources to focus on core business activities.

Scalability and Flexibility

One of the top benefits of working with nClouds is scalability. One global energy and petrochemical leader was able to work with nClouds to implement cloud architecture tools to experience enhanced scalability for its new customer-facing machine-learning platform.

As an MSP, the nClouds team is like architects, helping businesses design and build cloud infrastructures that can grow and adapt to meet their needs. By leveraging AWS’s powerful autoscaling capabilities, MSPs can create architectures that are as flexible as a contortionist, automatically adjusting capacity to match demand. They can also help businesses optimize their use of AWS services like a master chef seasoning a dish to perfection with Amazon Elastic Load Balancing and AWS Lambda.

MSPs aren’t just technical gurus: They’re also strategic advisors, helping businesses scale their operations and achieve their growth goals. Like a trusted guide leading the way through uncharted territory, MSPs can identify opportunities to leverage new AWS services or features and provide ongoing support and consultation to help businesses optimize their AWS environment and achieve better outcomes.

Overall, AWS Managed Services Provider Partners offer a wealth of benefits that can help businesses unlock the full potential of the cloud. With nClouds, businesses can offload the burden of managing their AWS environment and benefit from ongoing cost optimization, proactive monitoring, and access to world-class expertise and support.

nClouds’ team of AWS-certified professionals can help businesses achieve their objectives faster and with greater confidence while freeing up internal resources to focus on core business activities.

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nClouds is a cloud-native services company that helps organizations maximize site uptime, performance, stability, and support, bringing out the best of their people and technology using AWS