A cloud service is any service made available to users on demand via the Internet from a cloud computing provider’s servers as opposed to being provided from a company’s own on-premises servers. Cloud services are designed to provide easy, scalable access to applications, resources and services, and are fully managed by a cloud services provider.
We offer some component of cloud computing (DaaS, IaaS, SaaS or PaaS) to other businesses or developers. Let’s face it: the cloud has to be managed, just like any other computing platform. And, you cannot also overlook the myriad of benefits cloud offers to all businesses, big or small, such as trimmed costs, streamlined workflows, elimination of in-house IT and hardware resources, data monitoring, online collaboration, etc. Hence, choosing the right cloud services provider is vital to the success of your business.
However, a number of small- and medium-sized companies may struggle to distinguish between a cloud computing provider and managed services provider. Broadly speaking, a managed services provider is also a cloud services provider, but a cloud services provider is NOT a managed services provider.