Not all managed service providers are the same. Some focus on a single vertical while other serve customers in different industries. There are those who bet on Microsoft technologies only and the others who are Linux specialists first. Whichever the case, you need the right tools to deliver what your customers are paying for.
But the more technologies you use, the more difficult it becomes to manage all your contracts efficiently. First, technologies evolve quickly, demanding your staff to be trained constantly. Second, every client has specific needs and it requires a good customer service structure to respond to each of them adequately. Third, as a business owner, all your efforts serve to maintain your company afloat and grow it. This is only possible if you are spending less than you are making revenue.
So, at some point, managed service providers have to make a choice. Will you keep throwing money in costly licenses and training that even your clients don’t want to pay for? Or, will you look for an alternate solution that enables you to unify your offer? Your customer satisfaction will depend on your decision and the sooner you take it, the better it is.
What if I told you Ormuco software can help managed service providers slash costs and boost profits? I invite you to look at the following different ways our single software stack can help you build a consistent and rich offering.
Use Case #1 – Enabling You for IoT
IoT servers or gateways are either x86 or ARM-built. With Ormuco Stack, you get to create images of any x86 OS for automated deployments. We have developed specific features for edge computing:
- IDP (Identity Provider) responds to the single sign-on needs of IoT scenarios with roaming devices
- Federation Services allow the dynamic creation of virtualized resources and ensures unified management of different locations, including cloudlets and data centers
These, with other features, make it an edge computing-ready platform, at the core of IoT deployments.
Use Case #2 – Offering Server Virtualization or Virtual Private Cloud
With Ormuco Stack, you can use commodity to high-end hardware (servers, storage, network equipment) and build your client’s virtual infrastructure. The software offers different options for server virtualization: bare metal, virtual machines or containers. You can create public, hybrid or private clouds. Ormuco Stack is indeed a virtual private cloud software.
Use Case #3 – Delivering Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Ormuco Stack is an end-to-end platform for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) deployments. Managed service providers can build any type of cloud services with the platform, including Database as a Service (DBaaS). The software will help you manage all your IT infrastructure, in any geographical locations.
Use Case #4 – Creating and Managing Virtual IT Labs
Our platform makes it possible to virtualize an infrastructure, create or import images, deploy virtual machines, restore snapshots and more. All these simplify the process for the creation and management of IT labs, and their automation.
Use Case #5 – For Managed Service Providers Looking for Containers as a Service
Ormuco Stack offers Container as a Service through the integration of Kubernetes. Kubernetes clusters can be created from one simplified wizard inside the platform. This covers all needs for containerization, container engine, container networking, container registry and of course container orchestration.
Use Case #6 – Easing Data Center Networking with SDN
Ormuco Stack integrates Software-Defined Network (SDN) capabilities. You can create and manage virtual data networks for your data centers, with virtual routers and load balancers. You can also create Virtual Private Networks (VPN) to safely interconnect infrastructures.
Use Case #7 – Network Automation
Our platform allows for the creation of software-defined networks in a few clicks. It includes routers, DNS, VPNs, and more. Plus, the auto-scaling feature makes it possible to automatically add or remove virtual network load balancers, based on the load.
Use Case #8 – Delivering Apps (SaaS) through a DevOps Platform
Our software allows DevOps teams to manage test and production environments, and to deploy MariaDB, MongoDB, MySQL, etc. The platform includes Jenkins, WordPress, Docker, Gitlab Runner, Gitlab, Jira, and more, so DevOps can add these software in a few clicks without the need to leave the console. With all these tools, managed service providers can start building tailored applications they can deliver in a SaaS-based model.
Use Case #9 – Covering Cloud Infrastructure Automation Scenarios
Our solution is an intelligent cloud orchestrator. It uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to auto-scale cloud systems, detect faults before they occur, and correct them automatically. This is particularly helpful for managed service providers who are responsible for several customer infrastructures. They can keep the same head count, bring more clients in, and still deliver outstanding cloud services.
Use Case #10 – Remote Monitoring & Management
With a single deployment of Ormuco Stack, systems administrators can manage and monitor an unlimited number of locations from one console. Switching from what we call a “project” to another is done in 2 clicks without the need to re-authenticate. Our console includes a log view that shows the status of all systems on one screen. This is powerful, especially for managed service providers who do not need to switch from a console to another to manage all their clients sites.
Use Case #11 – Tailored Storage Management
Ormuco Stack allows to virtualize different kinds of storage, including directed-attached storage or network-attached storage. It becomes a tool to create and manage block or object storage elements. One of our partners in Europe is providing enterprises with an intelligent storage service, specific to their market.
Are You a Managed Service Provider (MSP)? We Are Here for You!
Of course, these are only a few of the possibilities managed service providers have with Ormuco software. The use cases are endless. Think about it. With one technology that covers a maximum of your customers’ scenarios, you can only win. You will find interesting to know that our licensing is so simplified it will cut your costs significantly.
At Ormuco, we like to be transparent. That is the reason why we do not hide how we have built our software. We use the best open source technologies on the market, so you can even enhance your platform yourself once it is deployed. Not only you benefit from our expertise, but also from thousands of contributors of the open source communities.
Want to start the conversation? Do not hesitate to contact us and ask for a custom demo.