What are Managed Services?
With two thirds of businesses all over the world using them, its probably worth knowing what managed services are. With the world of technology becoming more modern with each day, it can be difficult to keep up. More gadgets to buy to resist falling behind, more people joining businesses, more data to store. This means its harder and harder every day to keep up. To add on top of it all, you need to keep up with your business’s IT infrastructure too?
The makeup behind a business is always the IT infrastructure they own and their business network, made up of software and hardware. The purpose of upgrading your IT infrastructure is to streamline processes within the company and lead to business growth. Choosing what’s best for your company is only the first step, the upkeep of your IT infrastructure is just as important, and its something that can’t be rushed into. Managed Services providers are there to take that pressure off your shoulders, as they’re the experts.
Managed Services providers such as Velez can give you advice on what IT infrastructure fits your organization best, as well as updating your systems and keeping them working to their optimum. Managed Services providers are fully equipped to work with anything IT, whether that’s fixing a defect, installation of new device or system, or general upkeep and updates. With the world of technology constantly evolving, its more important than ever to ensure your business is up to date. Whether you’re an SME or large organization, managed service providers have something to offer you.
What can Managed Services providers offer?
Managed Services providers, such as Velez Managed Services, can offer solutions for IT hardware and software to anyone. The common misconception with managed services is the view that they only work with large, global companies. With technology now a major part of anyone’s lives, managed services can provide their solutions to almost everyone.
Asset Management – Within the last year, managed services providers have played a major role in helping businesses move from the office to working remotely, to keep employees safe during the pandemic. When working from home, since it is a new concept, many businesses had no idea where to start with the resources they would need.
An Asset Management plan ensures all your assets (hardware that makes up your IT Infrastructure) is suited to your business and linked together within your network, optimizing your IT network and ensuring business continuity. With Velez Managed Services Asset Management plan, we protect and prioritize the needs of your assets, track their locations and help optimize their life cycle until end of life.
Break- Fix Maintenance – The makeup of a business relies on its IT network, meaning when it goes down, it should be for the least amount of time possible to reduce the valuable uptime lost. Break- Fix services ensure to repair faults and defects in your IT hardware as soon as possible. With Velez, you can request break- fix services anywhere in the world and we’ll send out a fully equipped engineer to repair the fault, as well as ensure the system is working to its optimum. The Velez engineers are equipped to work remotely, or as a part of your existing IT team.
Network Maintenance – Similarly to Server and Storage Maintenance, this service monitors your IT network to ensure its working to its optimum. With Server and Storage Maintenance, your assets are always monitored, kept in the optimum environment and repaired when needed. With network maintenance, you get the same updates, as well as advice on what assets suit your business best. Our engineers are highly skilled in designing, planning, auditing and migrating network solutions for a wide range of technologies and network service providers, meaning our services are fit for anyone. We can give advice about which networking plan is best for you, and will work around your time and price limits, offering the best plans for the most cost – effective prices.
Migrations – Moving data is no easy task. Our Velez engineers are equipped to securely migrate data from one storage system to another as fast as possible, without any risk of data loss of a security breach. Migrations can happen within the cloud, or to and from the cloud, depending on where you want to store your data. Our Velez team have a long-standing record for transmitting data within different storage system environments whilst keeping data secure and have worked with businesses of all sizes.
Asset Disposal – Possibly the last process of the product lifecycle, is asset disposal. This involves safely getting rid of those assets you don’t need anymore, if they’re of no use or if they’ve reached their EOSL/ EOL. When disposing of assets, you’ve previously used, there can be data about the company that you don’t want to get into the wrong hands. That’s where managed services providers come in, to help dispose of your assets safely and ensure your data isn’t given to the next owner of the hardware you’ve recycled.
What are the benefits to choosing Managed Services?
There’s benefits for anyone choosing managed services, whether your business is large or small. In the long-term managed services are largely cost effective, easier and more time- efficient, and allow your business to grow. They’re the best option for businesses who want the benefits from having an IT specialists’ team, but don’t want to spend the money. Hiring an entire team can be not only costly, but also time consuming, considering the time it takes to find the correct team members, training time and gathering the time it takes to monitor or manage them. With a team of your own, contracts must be made with the employees. However, with managed services with Velez, SLA’s are arranged to ensure the services you receive are fit for you.
Velez offers many more managed services solutions to their clients, however these are the most popular. To find out more about the other solutions Velez offers, visit their website.