More German Companies Request Managed Services
October 9, 2018, author/ editor: ISG / Lenz Nölkel
In the past year, the demand for managed services and transformation offerings from large customers has increased enormously. Many companies see the need to get support for the cloud and related tasks.
Many managed services providers recorded double-digit percentage growth last year. In addition to traditional managed service offerings, demand was also particularly strong for digital services. All infrastructure environments such as on-premises, private and public clouds are combined and operated on a single platform.
Advantages of Managed Service Providers
Many companies are now dependent on managed service providers to keep up with digitization and migrate to the cloud. However, new business ideas cannot always be implemented so quickly and efficiently by the IT department – there is often a lack of know-how. Nevertheless, the specialist departments expect a flexible, scalable service that can be provided in the shortest possible time. Managed service providers have specialised in precisely these requirements and are happy to assist IT department employees.
Managed service providers are primarily specialized in successfully moving complex IT architectures to the cloud. With their comprehensive transformation experience, they help to shape a successful and individually tailored IT architecture. The development of a hybrid or multi-cloud solution is taken into account, including the large public cloud providers. The providers’ offering is rounded off by the areas of security, backup and networking.
Providers in Comparison
In its provider comparison “Infrastructure & Data Center/Private Cloud Germany 2018”, the Information Services Group examined many managed services and transformation offerings for large customers and compared the capabilities of the individual providers.
Among other things, the offering in the areas of servers, storage and databases and networks, as well as the data center infrastructure and the service itself were evaluated.