The Roles Of A Cloud Managed Service Provider  

Slightly confused as to the roles a cloud-managed service provider can play? Take a peek at this quick guide. 


Managed cloud service providers are experts in their field and are immensely useful as consultation partners for companies looking to migrate to the cloud or upgrade their capabilities. 


Seasoned companies like are experienced in the setup processes businesses need to go through when they begin their working relationship with cloud providers. Of course, cloud technology might be easier and cheaper to adopt than in-house computing solutions, but this does not mean that no preparations have to take place. 

In order to facilitate a pain-free setup, a company must create and adopt a cloud migration strategy. There are many steps that need to be taken during this process, which should be discussed during the consultation process. 

The actual setting up of a cloud computing service is part technical and partly to do with successful negotiation, and a good cloud-managed service provider will take care of boththese aspects of setting up on behalf of a company. 

Also, companies do not typically have to purchase any new hardware when migrating to the cloud. Instead, they need to ensure secure and fast internet connection and navigate the purchasing of the correct cloud capabilities. 


Cybersecurity is immensely important in modern business, and any switch to the cloud should be viewed with the same security-oriented scrutiny as a hardware adoption. 

Ultimately, cloud-managed service providers are essential points of contact for companies looking to ensure that their network of remote storage and computing resources is secure. Managed service groups are experienced in the interpretation and implementation of cloud security protocols – of which one of the most important security aspects of cloud computing by far is end-to-end encryption

Data is vulnerable to interception while in transit between end-user computers and remote servers. However, to mitigate this risk, cloud service providers offer end-to-end encryption.Data is encrypted – or scrambled – while in transit and can only be decrypted by software and hardware that is in possession of the correct decryption key. 

A cloud-managed service company will be able to assess the quality of a cloud provider’s encryption before advising their client on the best way to spend their money. 


Cloud computing solutions are far easier to expand than their in-house hardware-based ancestors. Despite this, it is always best to leave expansion planning to the experts – the managed service providers. Why? Because managed service providers will advise clients on the most cost-effective and future-proof methods for expanding computing capability. 


Employees of a company need to receive adequate training before making the best use of any cloud-based IT solutions. Managed service providers can play a significant part in staff training so that the migration to the cloud goes as smoothly as possible for both employees and clients. Training is not the main role of a managed cloud service provider by any means, but they can be useful allies in any training regime.

Corey is an all round tech guru who has worked at some major blue chip companies. He started Poweronemedia to share his views and knowledge with the rest of the blogging world.