Hosted multi-cloud solutions can reduce IT expenses

Cloud hosting has been around for years now, but recently, a new trend has emerged within the sector – the use of multi-cloud solutions. Put simply, this concept refers to the use of multiple service providers to fulfill requirements. 

Businesses are enamored with cloud hosting due to the expanded efficiency it can offer. When coupled with the use of services from multiple providers, hosting can entirely transform an IT department and streamline its core functions. Users can lower their spending on IT infrastructure and also improve the accessibility of their data and apps for employees and clients alike. 

However, many businesses have clung onto their outdated on-premise data servers as the sole platform supporting their IT services. Before jumping ahead to the implementation of multiple cloud services, it is important that such organizations learn the basics of cloud hosting. 

Cloud hosting is flexible, convenient and reduces IT expenses

The premise behind cloud hosting is relatively simple. ITProPortal contributor Barclay Ballard explained that instead of using a single server to support an app or website, users will have multiple servers that host this data. If a server has an malfunction on a traditional single-server platform, the user will not be able to access the information kept on it. But Ballard pointed out that when hosting data in the cloud, data is stored throughout multiple servers, meaning that if one breaks down, the others in the network will pick up the slack. Mitigating downtime can be extremely important for businesses, which can see profits negatively affected when they encounter such scenarios.

In addition, the author said that at times when a website is experiencing high traffic volume, the cloud can adapt to deal with bandwidth issues due to its flexible nature. 

Single servers rarely run at full capacity, since most IT departments will expand their storage in accordance with demand to ensure that the system does not max out. However, this means that businesses are spending on space they have no plans to actually use. With cloud hosting, Ballard asserted, companies are only charged for exactly what they use, making such platforms more cost-effective. 

Multi-cloud services offer even more efficiency to subscribers

Though cloud hosting has proven to be efficient for most of its users, many have elected to go one step further to maximize the impact of their spending – subscribing to services from multiple vendors. This approach, known as multi-cloud, can certainly reduce costs for many organizations based on the prices that individual providers charge for each service. 

However, according to Information Age contributor Chloe Green, the multi-cloud implementation process can be challenging and, at times, confusing. While each cloud user will have their own specifications for infrastructure, Green noted that outsourcing management of cloud solutions can be an effective way to alleviate mishaps. She argued that subscribers need support and guidance while navigating tricky multi-cloud services. 

This is where users should turn to a veteran managed services provider. MSPs can assist subscribers in developing sound strategies for deploying multi-cloud solutions, and can effectively oversee and maintain the systems. Many IT teams are handcuffed by a lack of resources – human, monetary, technological or otherwise – and may have trouble dealing with the various facets of managing a comprehensive cloud-based infrastructure. Organizations that might find themselves in such a situation should contact Datapipe for MSP guidance. 

Datapipe has unmatched expertise in developing and managing strong, flexible and reliable multi-cloud hosting strategies that can improve a business’s IT functions and streamline daily operations. 

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Cloud hosting has been around for years now, but recently, a new trend has emerged within the sector – the use of multi-cloud solutions. Put simply, this concept refers to the use of multiple service providers to fulfill requirements. Businesses are enamored with cloud hosting due to the expanded efficiency it can offer. When coupled with the use of services from multiple providers, hosting can entirely transform an IT department and streamline its core functions. Users can lower their spending on IT infrastructure and also improve the accessibility of their data and apps for employees and clients alike. However, many businesses have clung onto their outdated on-premise data servers as the sole platform supporting their IT services. Before jumping ahead to the implementation of multiple cloud services, it is important that such organizations learn the basics of cloud hosting.

Cloud hosting is flexible, convenient and reduces IT expenses

The premise behind cloud hosting is relatively simple. ITProPortal contributor Barclay Ballard explained that instead of using a single server to support an app or website, users will have multiple servers that host this data. If a server has an malfunction on a traditional single-server platform, the user will not be able to access the information kept on it. But Ballard pointed out that when hosting data in the cloud, data is stored throughout multiple servers, meaning that if one breaks down, the others in the network will pick up the slack. Mitigating downtime can be extremely important for businesses, which can see profits negatively affected when they encounter such scenarios. In addition, the author said that at times when a website is experiencing high traffic volume, the cloud can adapt to deal with bandwidth issues due to its flexible nature. Single servers rarely run at full capacity, since most IT departments will expand their storage in accordance with demand to ensure that the system does not max out. However, this means that businesses are spending on space they have no plans to actually use. With cloud hosting, Ballard asserted, companies are only charged for exactly what they use, making such platforms more cost-effective.

Multi-cloud services offer even more efficiency to subscribers

Though cloud hosting has proven to be efficient for most of its users, many have elected to go one step further to maximize the impact of their spending – subscribing to services from multiple vendors. This approach, known as multi-cloud, can certainly reduce costs for many organizations based on the prices that individual providers charge for each service. However, according to Information Age contributor Chloe Green, the multi-cloud implementation process can be challenging and, at times, confusing. While each cloud user will have their own specifications for infrastructure, Green noted that outsourcing management of cloud solutions can be an effective way to alleviate mishaps. She argued that subscribers need support and guidance while navigating tricky multi-cloud services. This is where users should turn to a veteran managed services provider. MSPs can assist subscribers in developing sound strategies for deploying multi-cloud solutions, and can effectively oversee and maintain the systems. Many IT teams are handcuffed by a lack of resources – human, monetary, technological or otherwise – and may have trouble dealing with the various facets of managing a comprehensive cloud-based infrastructure. Organizations that might find themselves in such a situation should contact Datapipe for MSP guidance. Datapipe has unmatched expertise in developing and managing strong, flexible and reliable multi-cloud hosting strategies that can improve a business's IT functions and streamline daily operations.