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How To Go About Choosing the Right Managed Service for You

blogadmin     28 March 2017     News & Updates     0 Comments

Many companies are turning to managed services as a way to take the load off when it comes to maintaining their network. Whether your company is just starting out or you’ve been around for some time, it’s never too late to start thinking about a managed service. Because most businesses rely on technology to function, it’s important to have IT support always on call. But, with so many types of managed services out there, how can you choose the one that’s best for you?

Basic Managed Services
If you run a small business and you don’t have too much traffic, then you can do without all the bells and whistles when it comes to your managed service. If you just want an expert to keep an eye on things for you without spending too much of your budget, then a basic service might be right for you. Generally, this will start you off with a single dedicated server or single colocation server. While these servers are somewhat similar, a single dedicated server is usually owned by the host, whereas a single colocation server is when your company owns or leases a space in a data center.

Beyond that, your managed service provider will also help you with connecting your hardware and monitoring your network. They’ll provide you with information about how much bandwidth you’re using, and assist you if your network ever shuts down. Typically, a basic managed service also provides on-demand support if and when you need it.

Enterprise/Business Managed Services
If a basic service is a little too “basic” for you, then you’re going to need to pay a little more for what you need. An enterprise or business service takes it beyond the single server or single colocation server. Instead, most managed service providers give users access to a multiple server farm. This would allow you to have more ports monitored on your network, as well as added security. A managed service like this tends to have longer contracts, but you’ll get a lot more for your money.

If you run a business where you have a lot of traffic, a managed service like this will keep tabs on everything for you, and only contact you, the customer, as a last resort.

Wowrack offers different options for managed services, based on your needs and your budget. Choose from our Basic, Enterprise, Single Server, or Remote Hands plans. Contact us if you’d like to learn more.

Customizable Managed Services
Maybe you’re not big nor need something that’s “justttt right.” If you don’t fit into a specific plan, then you might need to “design” the managed service that’s right for you. Many providers have plans like this, where you can customize the service level based on your needs. Perhaps you need a professional to maintain your network while you’re on vacation, so they’ll be able to access your system remotely.  Or, maybe you require a proactive means of securing your network by having a provider that takes care of your servers located worldwide.

A customizable or unique type of managed service helps ensure your infrastructure performs at full capacity, and you can rely on that service to be there for you even while you’ll sleep.

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