Cloud Services vs Managed Services — Which One Works for You!?

Ever since companies have realized the potential of the cloud there has been no looking back. The utilities and efficiency that the cloud provides are unprecedented. The issue a lot of companies are facing is in understanding their goals and aligning them with cloud-based technologies and leveraging the profits and ROI. What companies need is an expert who understands their objectives and assists them accordingly.

Why migrate to Cloud?

Before going further let us just brief you on why it is imperative today to migrate to the cloud. Check out our detailed blog on the best practices for successful cloud migration. Cloud services providers V/S managed services providers

One might be familiar with both the words and although they sound similar and are used together frequently but they are not the same. To put it briefly, a managed service provider can be a cloud service provider, on the other hand, a cloud service provider cannot be a managed service provider.

Cloud services provider provides independent hosted solutions such as :

  • SaaS (Software as a Service)
  • IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)
  • DaaS (Data as a Service)
  • PaaS (Platform as a Service)
  • File Sharing

Benefits of Cloud managed services:

  • Mobility
  • Scalability
  • Security
  • Disaster recovery & backups
  • Quality control
  • Economical
  • Automation
  • Efficient productivity

You pay only for the services used and there are no infrastructure costs involved.

Managed services providers offer all the solutions mentioned above and provide other facilities like:

  • Disaster Recovery and Backups
  • Data Security & Updates
  • Monitoring Network
  • IT System Management

Benefits of Managed services provider are:

  • Minimized risk & downtime
  • 24/7 support
  • Reliability
  • Data compliance
  • Effective Monitoring
  • Flexibility

You pay based on the pricing structure for every month based on the services and also for the number of servers that are to be managed.


Both are excellent categories of cloud service providers which let organizations leverage the most of technology and perform efficiently. Certain companies might not need both while some organizations might be at more advantage if they use a combination of these two types of cloud service providers. It all depends on the business goals and end results.

At Embitel, we provide personalized, economical, and effective solutions that will elevate your sales and uplift your business goals. Our solutions will help your cloud infrastructure to be robust and efficient at any given point of time. Schedule a demo with our team to know more about cloud and managed services in detail at



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