Cloud managed service providers (MSPs) expand their businesses to include hosted technologies such as Desktop as a Service (DaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS)

Cloud managed service providers (MSPs) are increasingly interested in offering services such as Desktop as a Service (DaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) because of the opportunity to meet customer demand for mobile-ready hosted workspaces.

Cloud Managed Service Provider Examples

Cloud managed service providers supply a broad range of cloud computing and IT services via subscription or contract. The best managed service providers of today handle operations, hardware, and software through the cloud. They can manage deployments across many clouds, including multi-cloud, hybrid, private, and datacenter – frequently in tandem.

Managed IT service companies may occasionally help you save money on cloud storage. They regularly manage IT tasks including updates, upgrades, and security concerns.

MSPs are becoming more and more crucial since they free up businesses to concentrate on their core competencies by handling the challenging cloud and IT administration tasks. Having the correct MSP can be crucial to a company’s success in an increasingly complicated digital environment.

What Cloud Managed Service Providers Do

Some managed IT service providers (Cloud managed service providers ) focus on important emerging technologies including edge computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and the Internet of Things, despite the fact that the bulk of MSPs handle a broad variety of services. Managed IT service providers may offer professional services management in industries where it may be difficult for firms to find and retain skilled personnel due to their specialized emphasis.

Large firms using managed service providers shouldn’t be a surprise given the principal task that they carry out. As technology becomes more and more important to company operations, midsize and small enterprises with limited IT resources and personnel are now adopting managed services providers.

Hosted Desktop and Applications with Cloud MSPs

Cloud Managed Service ProvidersBusiness owners and sales leadership see the potential in adding hosted desktops and applications on top of traditional managed services. Customers are excited to see their providers enabling anytime, anywhere access to business data on any device—and from a trusted source.

Hosted desktop and application services make employees more productive, allowing flexibility in how and when they complete their work. Additionally, businesses can cut back on hardware overhead by implementing bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies.

Why Cloud Managed Service Providers are so Successful

Major factors likely to drive the success of cloud Cloud managed service providers in the coming years include: IT budget constraints for installation and implementation of required hardware and software; limited IT support to manage and support managed services; and the need for greater scalability.

Accordingly, IT departments have started preferring a monthly subscription model when choosing a provider for hosted desktops and critical line-of-business (LOB) applications. Although they have a higher nominal cost, subscriptions provide savings in the long term that allow organizations to scale up and down sizes without extra cost.

The MSP market is experiencing healthy growth. According to Research and Markets, the Cloud managed service providers market is expected to grow from a little more than $152 billion in 2018 to nearly $258 billion by 2022.

Parallels RAS Enhances Cloud MSPs

Cloud Managed Service ProvidersParallels® Remote Application Server (RAS) is a comprehensive, user-friendly virtualization solution that empowers Cloud managed service providers to offer native-like, full-featured desktops and applications on any device, OS, or platform. Even customized or legacy software is easily delivered as full-featured applications, providing customers with a brilliant experience on any device. Learn more.

Parallels RAS enables Cloud managed service providers and their customers to take advantage of:  


Parallels RAS enables MSPs to take advantage of exciting new business opportunities by offering their customers SaaS, DaaS, and file sharing on any device.

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