Businesses deciding to pursue a Hybrid IT strategy face challenges in implementation and complexity in management. Many recognize that expert guidance is needed to integrate public and private cloud components, so they look to managed services to optimize these cloud environments.
Through managed services, a business’ systems are migrated to the cloud, where a third-party provider is responsible for their management. The business is then free to focus on other goals, like finding new markets or achieving greater customer satisfaction. In the public sector, innovation can include new ways to engage with constituents and provide enhanced services.
What to Look for in a Managed Services Provider
Helping businesses better predict and control costs is a primary benefit of managed services. The right managed services partner ensures that the best combination of solutions and services is applied to workloads, offers access to a sophisticated technology platform that provides granular visibility and reporting, and improves decision-making ability for IT and business managers alike.
CenturyLink® Managed Services Anywhere enables IT transformation by fully managing and orchestrating the delivery of infrastructure, applications and services across multiple clouds and cloud provider environments, including AWS, Microsoft Azure, CenturyLink Cloud and CenturyLink Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation.
The combined services and solutions give customers the ability to coordinate multiple resources using a Client Success Manager and/or a Technical Account Manager aligned to business goals. This level of proactive service can also assess customers’ current state, advise on potential gaps, and make recommendations for remediation.
The Right Applications on the Right Platform
The right partner leverages technologies and services to quickly and cost-effectively deliver the resources that businesses need. Businesses can trust that cloud workloads are integrated and managed according to their unique priorities, allowing them to devote their technical resources to solving problems and bringing innovative solutions to market.
CenturyLink’s skilled technical teams are fully qualified experts who offer knowledge across multiple cloud services and applications. They work with customers to integrate deployments across the lifecycle — everything from assessing workloads, designing unique solutions, and deploying public and private clouds to migration, monitoring and management of IT workstations and infrastructure.
The value in fully embracing a hybrid approach comes from the assurance that the right applications are on the right platform, that systems are kept compliant and secure, and that IT budget and resources are spent in the most effective way.
Stretching IT budgets, optimizing your network, increasing security, or being able to respond faster to business demands requires a combination of networking and solutions experience that makes CenturyLink a strong partner in your digital transformation. The CenturyLink Cloud is reliable, secure, robust, and global.