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Managed Services and the Cloud: What You Need to Know

April 7, 2014  |  Written by John Freimuth, Sr. Director of Business Development

In today’s rapidly evolving IT environment, the need for a dynamic IT department—and versatile IT capabilities—is high.

The cloud, whether public, private, or even hybrid, can help a business scale more easily and efficiently than if they did that work in-house—but what about the rest of the IT capabilities that go along with that growth?

Unfortunately, as easy as it may be to scale up space and bandwidth, it’s not always so easy for a small- to medium-sized business to keep up with the additional IT management requirements that are necessary as that business grows. Luckily, however, there is a solution for businesses facing that dilemma: managed services.

Managed services “let you offload specific IT operations to a service provider,” and typically, “the managed service provider assumes ongoing responsibility for monitoring, managing and/or problem resolution for selected IT systems and functions on your behalf.” That means that as your data and IT needs grow, a managed services provider can help you handle the back-end requirements that may be more difficult for a business to manage on-premise.

At Telx, one such managed services provider is Digital Edge. Digital Edge, operating out of our DAL1 data center in Dallas, offers flexible and innovative enterprise management services for organizations to reduce risk, improve operational processes, and increase business continuity and productivity. By managing your back-end technology, a managed services provider like Digital Edge can help clients meet their virtual architecture needs.

With capabilities like those of Digital Edge and Telx, a business no longer has to spend time worrying about finding additional IT capabilities and resources to go along with internal (or external) expansion. Combined with cloud and connectivity solutions like those offered here at Telx, managed services allows businesses to easily and efficiently scale throughout their entire lifecycle.

Today’s IT environment is rapidly evolving. And with solutions like managed services and the cloud, your business can evolve rapidly right along with it.

Interested in learning more about how a managed services provider can help your business as it evolves and grows? Get in touch with us via the contact page of our site, or by Facebook or Twitter, and let us know. We’d love to hear from you.