IT Vendor Management + Cost Reduction
Best-in-class data centers, cloud platforms and managed services.
IT solutions to guide and support every scenario.
Managed cloud and IT refers to outsourcing the management, maintenance, and optimization of an organization’s cloud computing and IT infrastructure to a third-party managed services provider (MSP).
Key aspects of managed cloud and IT services
The goal is to leverage the MSP’s specialized expertise and scale to improve operations, efficiency, reliability, and security while the organization focuses on core business priorities.
Our full suite of IT solutions include…
- Cloud Platforms: Private, public, multi-tenant, hybrid options
- Managed Services like AWS and Azure: Database management, monitoring, and OS management
- Security Services: Firewall, managed multi-factor authentication, anti-virus, XDR, etc.
- Colocation Facilities: Data centers in 20 markets; secure & compliant (HIPAA, PCI DSS, SSAE 18, SOC 1 & 2 Type II)
- Disaster Recovery: Full suite of back up and recovery solutions
- Cloud Advisory: Cloud strategy, migration, assessments, data center relocation
- Help Desk Services: US-based IT support for service management, desktop support & escalation
- Hardware: Computers and laptops, phones, copiers and more
Challenges in IT Cost Reduction and Vendor Management:
As businesses evolve and grow, their IT systems, data solutions, disaster recovery and business continuity do not always grow with them. As a result, many companies are…
Searching for off-premise data management center options
Adopting a cloud-first strategy with hybrid IT solutions
Not interested in owning or maintaining hardware
Aware of the need to consolidate vendors and and augment IT staff
Looking for a flexible partner for managed services
- Assess your specific workloads, storage, and business needs.
Cost Savings Strategy for IT, Cloud and Hardware
Vendor Agreements and IT Contract Management
Understand risks in data storage and IT vendor options
Track IT invoices for changes and billing inconsistencies
Leverage IT Agreements
Leverage our national purchasing agreements and relationships with top IT suppliers for the lowest rates and best service.
The rapid pace of innovation in cloud technology makes it difficult for companies to stay current. New capabilities and updates create hurdles for organizations to maximize their cloud potential.
Managed public cloud services and hybrid server solutions enable businesses to overcome these challenges. With our managed services partners, companies gain expert guidance to expedite their cloud adoption. They also benefit from proven methods, advanced management tools, and skilled cloud specialists.
Partnering with experienced managed service providers allows organizations to focus on core operations. Meanwhile, cloud experts handle the heavy lifting to optimize cloud deployments. This enables companies to readily capitalize on the latest advancements in cloud technology.
By leveraging managed cloud services, businesses can continually evolve their cloud strategies. They gain the expertise and support needed to readily adapt and thrive as technology progresses. Managed services empower organizations to stay ahead of the curve amidst the complexity of the cloud.
Let’s discuss how ACC can help optimize your IT infrastructure.
Cost Reduction Process for IT
As we being the engagement, our operations team will gain a deep understanding of your organization’s IT and cloud needs. Physical location, work processes, workload, storage needs and privacy policies all play a role.
We will establish a baseline of your current expenditures and work with your incumbents if preferred, as well as our trusted network, to achieve meaningful bottom line and/or process improvement in the IT space. Once new a new vendor is selected or current pricing adjusted, we will implement the new agreements on your behalf. Finally we issue our proprietary savings audit with the updated pricing to ensure your team is purchasing the most cost-effective IT storage solutions and that all agreement pricing is honored.
Frequently Asked Questions About IT Cost Reduction and Cloud Storage Services
Cloud or On-site Data Storage, What's right?
With companies increasingly adopting hybrid, multi-platform IT infrastructures, untangling complexity is key. ACC’s vendor partners excel at this through their platform-agnostic approach.
By focusing on clients’ top business goals rather than specific technologies, they offer comprehensive services to meet organizations’ needs.
Our partners leverage a diverse portfolio spanning public, private, and multitenant cloud environments. They also provide colocation, disaster recovery, security, and more. With over 40 cloud-ready data centers across 20 major US markets, connected by a national network, they have unmatched geographic reach and scale.
By abstracting away technical complexity, ACC’s vendors remain laser-focused on enabling clients’ success. Their technology-neutral perspective and breadth of services empower organizations to build the ideal IT foundations for their priorities. With national coverage and proven expertise across all platforms, these partners are uniquely equipped to optimize and future-proof multi-platform IT ecosystems.
What are the risks and benefits of migrating my data to the cloud vs. storing in on a physical server in my office?
- Security risks – These exist on both sides of the argument. Storing data in the cloud puts it outside of your direct control. Keeping it on a physical server on-location makes it vulnerable to natural disasters and tampering. In the cloud, you rely on the cloud provider’s security measures instead of your own firewalls and protocols.
- Loss of physical control – You can’t directly access cloud servers to troubleshoot issues.
- Gain professional server monitoring and maintenance 24/7: You rely on the provider for maintenance and updates. Hardware failures at their site can take down access.
- Internet dependency – Without connectivity you can’t access cloud data. Local outages or attacks could disrupt access.
The main tradeoff is exchanging direct control for convenience and flexibility. Weigh these risk factors against the benefits when migrating to the cloud.