Chicago Based Managed Cloud Services

One of the issues that all businesses must resolve with their IT strategy is data storage and protection. Data can be stored on hardware devices such as individual computers and laptops, external hard drives, and servers, and there are also options to store data in an online cloud. All businesses and institutions must determine which data storage options are best for them and how they can ensure that their storage is managed and secured effectively.

At PSM Partners, we provide managed cloud services for businesses and institutions in Chicago, IL.  Our professionals will help determine the most secure and cost-effective strategy based on your data storage needs.  Our cloud architects will examine your existing infrastructure and identify appropriate solutions to design, build, and manage cloud solutions that suit your business.

PSM is the preferred managed cloud service provider that offers on-premises, hybrid, and cloud storage infrastructure and management.

At PSM Partners, we provide managed cloud services for businesses and institutions in Chicago, IL. Our professionals will help determine the most secure and cost-effective strategy based on your data storage needs. Our cloud architects will examine your existing infrastructure and identify appropriate solutions to design, build, and manage cloud solutions that suit your business. PSM is the preferred managed cloud service provider that offers on-premises, hybrid, and cloud storage infrastructure and management.
Data storage is important for all businesses and institutions whether storing sensitive personal data or documents that are important for the operation of the business. There are many options for data storage including cloud storage and there are different types of clouds. Our professionals at PSM will assist with your cloud computing by helping you determine and implement the most efficient and cost-effective cloud computing solution. We start by understanding your unique, strategic business initiatives and your digital storage needs so that we can develop and implement a cloud strategy based on your specific needs. As a cloud computing provider, we will work with you to help you understand your options as far as on-premises and cloud storage as well as the difference between public, private, and hybrid cloud solutions. The cost of managing your storage is also considered as storage hardware must be updated regularly to ensure that it can provide secure storage. We have helped businesses drastically reduce the cost of their storage by replacing hardware storage with cloud-based storage.

Cloud Computing Services

Data storage is important for all businesses and institutions whether storing sensitive personal data or documents that are important for the operation of the business.  There are many options for data storage including cloud storage and there are different types of clouds.

Our professionals at PSM will assist with your cloud computing by helping you determine and implement the most efficient and cost-effective cloud computing solution.  We start by understanding your unique, strategic business initiatives and your digital storage needs so that we can develop and implement a cloud strategy based on your specific needs.

As a cloud computing provider, we will work with you to help you understand your options as far as on-premises and cloud storage as well as the difference between public, private, and hybrid cloud solutions.  The cost of managing your storage is also considered as storage hardware must be updated regularly to ensure that it can provide secure storage.  We have helped businesses drastically reduce the cost of their storage by replacing hardware storage with cloud-based storage.

We can help set up and manage the following cloud solutions:

Outsourced IT Services

When you work with PSM, you have the option of outsourcing IT support services in which we can take over and manage certain aspects of your IT system.  We can also provide remote 24/7/365 monitoring of your system which allows us to identify any issues or outages before they happen and implement necessary fixes to protect your system and keep it online.  We will also provide maintenance reports to keep you up to date on the status of your system.

Private Cloud

A private cloud, as the name suggests, is a cloud that is only available to select users to keep it protected from unauthorized users and third parties.  These clouds are set up with multiple levels of security through firewalls and internal hosting to protect the privacy of the cloud.

We can provide managed cloud computing services online or through your private internal network.  Our cloud computing services for private clouds include building, managing, and updating the cloud and ensuring its ongoing security.  Private clouds are a good choice for businesses storing highly sensitive data.

Hybrid Cloud

A hybrid cloud is a mixed set up in which a public cloud and private cloud may both be used to create a single, integrated cloud environment.  Setting up a hybrid cloud will help you keep sensitive data protected within your internal network while adding a lot of storage space with a public cloud.

Our professionals at PSM can help you set up and manage your hybrid cloud.  We will integrate the public and private clouds into one cohesive cloud computing solution and provide maintenance and monitoring to ensure that the cloud is protected and working efficiently.

Multi-Cloud

Multi-cloud computing is when multiple public and private clouds are used for computing and storage to improve the capabilities of the cloud infrastructure and lower costs.  With this model, you will get plenty of storage space for reduced costs on public clouds and still keep some of your operations and data protected with a private cloud.

Like with hybrid cloud solutions, you can count on PSM to implement, secure, and manage your multi-cloud infrastructure.  Our ongoing monitoring and maintenance will help us keep your multi-cloud solution protected and running efficiently.

Public Cloud

A public cloud is a cloud that is owned and operated by a third-party service provider that provides access over the internet to those who use cloud space.  These clouds are public in the sense that anyone can use the same cloud service for their own purposes but with separate login information to access only what they put in the cloud.  The major benefits of public clouds are their low cost and the amount of space they offer.

Our professionals at PSM can help you set up and manage your public cloud and we specialize in the management of Microsoft Azure, a public cloud service available from Microsoft.

We provide the following cloud computing services:

Cloud Migration as a Service

If you work with us for managed cloud services, we will help create and implement a strategy to best store and secure your data.  This will most likely require some or all of your data to be moved to a new cloud.  We can help make sure that your data is move successfully to your new cloud infrastructure with our cloud migration services.

At PSM, we offer cloud migration as part of our managed cloud services, and we also offer cloud migration as a service (SaaS and IaaS services) in which we will set up your cloud and migrate your data to the new space for you to begin managing in-house.   With our managed cloud services, you can expect us to manage your day-to-day activities as they are related to your cloud solutions which frees up your IT department to focus on other matters. 

The cloud migration services we provide include:

  • On premises to cloud migration
  • AWS migration services
  • Azure migration services

Managed Azure Services

Microsoft Azure is a public cloud computing service offered by Microsoft with multi-level security to protect your data.  It is one of the most commonly used public clouds and can be integrated into your overall hybrid cloud infrastructure.  Using the Azure cloud efficiently can help you maximize the services offered by Azure and minimize your costs.

At PSM, we are experts when it comes to setting up and managing cloud computing with Azure. We offer managed Azure services in which we can help you set up and integrate your Azure account and migrate your data to the cloud.  We can set up an Azure hybrid cloud that will work with private clouds and other clouds within your infrastructure.

You can also choose to work with us as your Azure consultant.  Our professionals will guide you through the setup of your Azure cloud and advise you on the best ways to maximize your use of the cloud and minimize your costs.

Managed AWS Services

Amazon web services (AWS) is a subsidiary of Amazon that provides on-demand cloud computing with over 200 featured services.  This is a public cloud that is free to join, and you will only pay for the services you use from AWS. 

PSM provides managed AWS services to help setup and manage your AWS account.  Our professionals are experienced with AWS and are cloud practitioners when it comes to the use of their services.  We can help you determine which of the services within AWS you should utilize for your specific needs, and we also offer AWS migration services to move your data to the AWS cloud.

Cloud Computing Security

Once you have implemented your cloud computing strategy and stored your data, you need to make sure that your cloud storage is secure.  Any vulnerability in the security of your cloud could put you at risk of a data breach.

PSM offers cloud computing security services to ensure that your data is protected.  No matter if you have a public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud solution, we will implement and maintain multi-layer security measures to protect from breaches and prevent access from unauthorized users.  Our cloud security measures will be determined by your unique retention and recovery requirements.

Managed Cloud Services FAQ

Managed cloud services are services provided by a professional in which they will manage the setup, infrastructure, monitoring, maintenance, security, and other day-to-day operations related to cloud computing.

Working with a professional to provide managed cloud services has the following benefits:

  • Cost savings: Professionals can maximize your use of the cloud by minimizing expenses which will save you money in the long run, and you won’t have to invest time and resources into managing the cloud yourself.
  • Automatic upgrades: Professionals will automatically upgrade your cloud system when necessary to keep it running efficiently.
  • Disaster recovery: If a disaster causes a problem with your cloud, managed cloud service providers can recover your data quickly.
  • Rapid response time: Managed cloud service providers can respond to concerns or issues you may have 24 hours a day.
  • Network security: Professionals will implement multi-layered security solutions to ensure the protection of your data.
  • Reliable infrastructure: Professionals will set up and maintain your cloud properly to get the most out of it.

Centralized control: The management of your cloud is simplified when everything is being controlled from one place.

Cloud computing as a service (CCaaS) is when services such as storage, databases, networking, and software are provided by a third party over the internet.  With cloud computing as a service, you are still responsible for the management of the cloud.

There are four main types of cloud computing:

  • Private clouds: Clouds that can be set up online or with on-premises hardware that only select users are allowed to access.
  • Public clouds: Clouds in which the platform and software is provided by a third party and shared by all users, and each user gets their own login.
  • Hybrid clouds: A cloud solution that integrates a private and public cloud to work cohesively as one cloud infrastructure.
  • Multi-cloud: A cloud solution in which multiple private and public clouds may be integrated together under one infrastructure.

A private cloud is an internal cloud solution in which the infrastructure and the hardware and software used are only accessible to a single customer.  For example, a business that has a cloud within their own internal network that cannot be accessed by anyone outside the network, or anyone who is not granted access, is using a private cloud.  The internal hosting of a private cloud provides a high level of security.

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If you need to create or improve your cloud solutions for your business or institution, our professionals at PSM provide managed cloud services as well as cloud consulting and cloud migration to help you implement and manage your cloud infrastructure and protect your data.

Give us a call at (312) 940-7830 for more about our managed cloud services in the Chicago, IL area.

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