Cloud computing is transforming itself from an interest reserved for few necessary services, but only if it is offered in managed form. We are at the dawn of a new era of cloud computing, managed mode is the protagonist of a constantly evolving market. At first cloud computing was destined to pioneer the technology enthusiasts who always want to try new services and new technologies. In short, cloud computing was intended for the developers who love the do-it-yourself methods.
Next to this category of customers, it now seems to be emerging a new business segment. Customers are starting to look to the cloud services, appreciating cloud related services and a managed support.
Managed Cloud is the Protagonist of Evolving IaaS Market
In practice, cloud computing is developing a new target audience, made up of all the users who simply want to worry about their core business, without worrying about having to keep on the payroll a group of engineers dedicated to IT services. This is the dawn of managed cloud, a cloud computing mode in which Rackspace always has focused during the course of their business activities, developing an expertise of over 15 years of managed hosting and then applying the same principles to the offerings of fanatical support related to cloud computing. IT companies, therefore, should evolve the cloud offerings as “raw” offerings in which the user can reach any technician by phone at any hour of the day, not to abandon the client and not let him/her feel the burden of managing IT infrastructure.
What Happens When the Cloud Computing Services Becomes Managed
Although it perhaps still too early to define an evolution of the managed cloud services, however there are already a number of clients who wish to be joined as partners to coordinates the daily operations necessary to maintain the IT loads and related activities running properly.
With the managed cloud, IT organizations extend their skills in customer applications, thus offering the opportunity to the customer to not only receive the computing infrastructure, but also the management experience derived from years of work in different areas of expertise that can boast the main provider.
Previously we discussed about the position attributed to the Magic Quadrant Gartner for IaaS solutions, pointing out that Rackspace is a lone voice, separate from the competition because they committed to offering not only the infrastructure, but a series of real managed cloud solutions.