You have moved all your critical processing and applications to a hosted facility. You have designed in all the fault tolerance and backup capabilities that would address any reasonable failure scenario. Security is tight, the network is fast, latency is at an all time low and the cost of delivery is down. Mission accomplished, time to celebrate, right? Not exactly.
While you have been able to squeeze the design to get maximum performance and keep costs in line with projections you may have missed out on how to maintain that balance ongoing. The cost per square foot of data center space and or computer cycles and storage is at a premium. Your environment is a dynamic one and growth is inevitable.
In being a good steward, it is of critical importance that you can identify how resources are being consumed to keep pace with a growing demand. Unlike when you hosted your own equipment the cost to add a server or expand an application is more readily apparent as it will most likely appear on next months bill. Without performance management and monitoring you may be lost for answers when management asks for justification.
Availability and performance management ensure that your finger is on the pulse of your infrastructure. Anomalies in usage may point to more than increased traffic to your sight or usage of core applications. There may be ongoing security issues you are unaware of, the latest generation of your new in-house application may be consuming inordinate resources and needs tuning, slow downs may indicate network segmentation is required.
Utilizing a third party Managed Services Provider can deliver significant benefit in managing your resources as well as reducing the cost in technical support staff. Improved performance, expanded technical expertise, and cost benefits are obtainable with the right provider. Network Management Solutions can assist in making your transition to hosted facilities an immediate and long-term success. Please contact us to find out more about how we can help.