Identifying a small issue before it becomes a major problem could potentially save a business an untold amount of resources. Rather than wait until a problem arises and downtime occurs, a company would be better served by thinking about its technology in a more proactive way. Managed services providers provide a variety of forward-thinking offerings to help their clients realize the greatest benefits of the relationship.
Partnering with an MSP provides a company with proactive technology solutions, which allows for greater quality control and better preparation. The following are among the proactive IT solutions a managed services provider offers.
Backup and disaster recovery
Disaster can strike a business in the form of human error or a force of nature. Having a backup and disaster recovery plan can prove invaluable in times of crisis. If an organization's data is deleted or corrupted, an MSP will be able to recover the data by copying and archiving a previous version. Though it is not always possible to restore all a system's data, the backup and recovery elements are critical and should be a part of any disaster recovery plan.
Monitoring internal and external networks is one of the most important proactive services an MSP can provide to a client. This type of monitoring is essential for an organization to maintain fully functional operations and remain active. Network monitoring tracks several areas, including email servers, web servers, network traffic, DNS servers and virtual machines while ensuring stability and performance.
A managed services provider develops, implements, supports and maintains secure network solutions for their clients which helps to prevent a data breach. Secure Virtual Private Network (VPN) solutions are effective in allowing users in multiple locations to access data and services from remote networks. VPNs provide companies with peace of mind by allowing for data to be transferred securely across a network.
Implementing proactive technology solutions is one of the most important steps a company can take to protect itself from problems down the road. It is certainly worth the upfront effort to avoid misfortune in the future.