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Are you getting what you need from your managed AWS provider?

If you are a business owner, then you're probably on the look out for ways to improve efficiency and cut costs.

A good way to do this is by outsourcing managed AWS services to a qualified managed AWS provider. You just need to make sure that you pick the right one.

1. What should you look for in a managed AWS provider?

A few things to keep in mind:

IG CloudOps also offers cloud management software as part of our cloud services for AWS, this allows us to automate the day-to-day activities your cloud infrastructure needs.


2. The benefits of working with a managed AWS provider

Engaging a managed AWS provider empowers you to extract maximum value from your AWS investment. By partnering with such a provider, you can delegate the daily oversight of your AWS infrastructure to a proficient team of experts. This newfound delegation liberates your time, enabling you to dedicate your attention to other pivotal facets of your business.

Moreover, a managed provider aids in fine-tuning your AWS expenses, guaranteeing that you're solely billed for the resources essential to your operations. Lastly, the assurance of round-the-clock support accompanies this arrangement, ensuring that assistance is perpetually at hand to troubleshoot any emerging challenges. Collaborating with a managed AWS provider presents a spectrum of advantages that augment your AWS investment to its fullest potential.

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3. How to decide if a managed AWS provider is right for you

When evaluating managed AWS providers, there are key factors to consider to determine their suitability for your needs.

Assess the scale and intricacy of your AWS setup. If your environment is substantial and intricate, enlisting a managed provider can notably lighten your workload and prove highly advantageous.

They can also provide you with access to AWS experts and an AWS support plan that you may not have internally. However, if you have a small and simple AWS setup, then a managed provider may not be necessary. Also, consider your budget.

Managed AWS providers can be expensive, so you need to make sure you have the resources to afford one. Finally, consider your internal capabilities. If you have the internal expertise and personnel to manage your AWS environment, then a managed provider may not be needed.

Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to use a managed AWS provider depends on your specific needs and circumstances.

4. Questions to ask when choosing a managed AWS provider

We think these are some of the most important questions to ask:

By asking the same questions of each potential AWS managed provider it makes it easier to compare them and assess their offerings. 

5. Things to keep in mind when transitioning to a managed AWS provider

When transitioning to a managed AWS provider, there are a few things to keep in mind.

  • Clearly explain your expectations and requirements so that there is no confusion later
  • The provider will likely have their own processes and procedures they use across all of their customers, so make sure they fit your needs
  • Ask questions or provide feedback. A well-managed AWS provider should be open to communication and willing to work with you to ensure a successful transition

To read our white paper about choosing a new cloud service provider then click here

Or to take a test drive of CloudOps and see how software can support and manage your cloud infrastructure click here.

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