The Three Values of Next Generation AWS MSP

The concept of Managed Service Provider (MSP) is not very new in the IT world, but for general enterprises, this concept may be difficult to understand. What is MSP? What does it take to become the next generation MSP?

In simple terms, the next generation of AWS MSP provides the following three major values for enterprises:

Actively provide customer consulting services: The next-generation AWS MSP actively provides customers with the most complete consulting services. Unlike general agents, it only passively solves cloud usage problems. The next-generation AWS MSP is committed to creating more diverse cloud solutions.

Leading AWS professional services: The next-generation MSP must always be proficient in the latest AWS technology, respond to trends to help customers apply the most suitable architecture services, and import third-party service resources when necessary.

Recommend customers to use and develop AWS services: The next generation of AWS MSP not only focuses on the operating system level but also gradually extends to application-level services in terms of services.

Four key elements to help customers succeed

Nextlink, as an AWS MSP, will not only solve customers’ problems but also teach the company’s technical staff how to solve similar problems in the same situation in the future.

In addition, customers need total cloud solutions that could reduce costs, increase business agility, enhance security, and enable companies to focus on their goals; the next-generation MSP is not only focused on the status of customers’ AWS operations, but also through Four key areas to achieve customer goals:


1. Planning and Designing

Before customers start their journey to the cloud, the early planning and design phase is very important. AWS MSP can help customers clearly understand the upcoming changes, the technology required, and the expected results. AWS proposes 7 general migration strategies 7R (read more) to plan your relocation process systematically. Although each customer will use different steps and procedures in the process of relocation, AWS MSP will still follow the 7R specifications to provide customized migration services for the customer environment.


2. Establishment and migration

AWS MSP will begin the formal migration process after planning and designing with customers. At this stage, the entire combined level will be cut into individual application levels for migration. The migration process is constructed, migrated, and verified following the 7R strategy.


3. Implementation and operation

With the migration of applications, you will need to update your infrastructure level and deal with old systems, by performing iterative operations to obtain a modern operating mode. In the best case, your basic environment will continue to build on the foundation you have, or use the application that was migrated first to establish this foundation; as the migration operation becomes faster and faster, the overall operating model will also continue to make progress and develop more completely.

AWS MSP can also help you speed up the migration by providing continuous monitoring and management of the AWS infrastructure so that your team can focus on the services they provide. AWS MSP can help you automate many common activities, including, for example, change requests, monitoring, patch management, security, and backup services, and can provide full lifecycle services to configure, execute, and support your infrastructure.


4. Optimization

Optimization is a key element of the AWS MSP partner program. Next-generation MSP partners can also help customers with cost and technology optimization for a long time. From a strategic perspective, AWS MSP will provide management costs and purchase strategies to ensure that customers choose the AWS service that best suits the company’s architecture. On the technical side, MSP partners can help customers use new AWS services and integrate products and functions into their workloads.

According to the Forrester report, APN (AWS Partner Network) Consulting Partners can quickly meet the management needs of enterprises for complex workloads in terms of price and service level and achieve optimal optimization of the architecture.