Understanding the difference between DIY in the public cloud and managed cloud services can save your business a significant amount of time and money when it comes to cloud computing.

Whether you are making a full cloud migration or implementing a hybrid solution, there are clear benefits to using Cloud Volumes Service for AWS. But, before we get into the specifics of the fully managed file service, we’d like to give you a crash course in the nuances of public cloud computing. We’ll look at the nuances of cloud management to help you make the best decision.

Is it Necessary for Me to Manage My Own Cloud Infrastructure?

Although we’re sure you’ve heard of the world’s largest public clouds, it never hurts to refresh your memory. The market leaders are Amazon Web Service (AWS), Google Cloud, and Azure, and Cloud Volumes Service is available for all of them. In terms of the true cost of consumption (bandwidth and capacity), businesses can either pay as they go (PAYGO), use a recurring subscription, or a combination of the two.

If your company has decided to migrate to the cloud, you are probably already aware of the benefits of cloud computing. However, all public clouds face the same challenge: a lack of support for the services provided, which means that clients must handle cloud management entirely on their own. Managed cloud services, as the name suggests, do the legwork for you while providing the same level of security as an on-premises or self-managed environment.

What exactly are Managed Cloud Services (MCS)?

In a nutshell, cloud services manage your cloud storage for you. Although the public cloud provides access to an infinite amount of storage and extremely fast computing servers, cloud deployment management does not always go as planned. The issue is that manually configuring your cloud environment, including provisioning storage and adjusting throughput, takes a significant amount of time, and your organization is likely to require an entire team to manage the cloud—a struggle that on-premises users are familiar with. Fortunately, managed cloud services solve this issue.

Managed cloud services were previously a much more expensive option because each company had dedicated hardware to ensure security. Because of the rapid advancement of technology in this area, such as virtual servers, cloud providers have been able to reduce the costs of managed cloud services without sacrificing the key benefits.

VaporVM Cloud Volumes Service (CVS) for AWS is a fully managed cloud service that is native to the cloud, implying bare-metal performance. Because of the raw cost of resources, it is often less expensive for enterprises to house their workloads in the cloud. With prices starting at $0.10 per gigabyte per month in all regions, NFS & SMB support, and advanced data services, VaporvM fully managed cloud service on AWS outperforms the capabilities of the public cloud alone.

Some of the benefits of CVS for AWS include:

  • High availability and fault tolerance, which means no downtime for your team;
  • Three performance tiers that can be adjusted to match your workload to the best service level;
  • Because of VaporvM technology, your team can quickly replicate dev/test environments.
  • Snapshots can be used as backups and take up space in stages.
  • There is no need for refactoring.
  • Because SMB 2.1, 3.0, 3.1.1 NAS, and NFSv3 protocols are supported, it is compatible with a wide range of Windows and Linux workloads.
  • Create a volume in seconds;
  • Each volume can hold up to 100TB of data.
  • Locks with TS-AES 256-bit encryption; and
  • Snapshots enable rapid deployment and testing of environments, resulting in a shorter time to market.

Take on the role of a Cloud Hero.

Cloud Volumes Service for AWS’s adjustable performance tiers will turn you into a cloud hero at your company.

Get All of the Cloud’s Benefits Without the Manual Labor

Self-management is costly, and it’s important to remember that a company will have to pay extra for a team to oversee the deployed product. The best fully managed cloud services save your business money in the long run because they provide high-performance and multi-protocol support, allowing you to quickly spin up volumes in the cloud. Furthermore, you can dynamically change performance and capacity tiers to meet the specific needs of each individual workload. For example, when running a performance-intensive workload, such as a genomics simulation, you can increase performance to the Extreme tier in seconds and then reduce it to a cold data tier when not in use (for example, on the weekend).

VAPORVM Cloud Volume Services for AWS offers consistently high performance of over 450k IOPS. With high throughput and low latency, it can meet the demands of any of your workloads —from Oracle databases and HPC applications. By offloading the manual work of managing your company’s data in the cloud to Cloud Volume Services for AWS, you can put more focus on the strategic side of IT and growing your business, and spend less time worrying about infrastructure.

Which Cloud Computing Approach Is Best for You?

To determine which approach—self-managed or fully managed—is best for your company, consider the following factors: the size of your company, your security concerns, the amount of support you require, and the cost. At the heart of the matter, however, is how much autonomy your company desires, as well as how much time (and effort/personnel) you can devote to manual administration.

Cloud Volumes Service for AWS is light on features, but you do have some control over the nuts and bolts. Finally, we recommend selecting a strategy that makes managing mission-critical applications and workloads in the cloud easier. With VAPORVM Cloud Volume Services for AWS at the helm, you can better put the cloud’s power to work for your company.

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