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Managed network services are typically offered by a managed services provider (MSP) on a subscription basis, with a monthly fee that reflects the network services, bandwidth, number of users, equipment, and service level agreement (SLA) performance levels covered by the customer contract. The MSP can remotely manage network links, equipment, and applications that are installed at the customer’s location, or the MSP can host all of these elements in its own facilities.
The MSP staff monitors the health and availability of the subscriber’s network equipment and services to ensure they operate smoothly and securely. A managed services provider also offers a single point of contact for network trouble reports and a full-time help desk for user support.
You can even choose to outsource some network management and monitoring tasks while retaining control of the rest, even if the equipment is physically located at the MSP’s facilities
Why Not Manage Your Own Network?
Of course, it is possible—but not always easy or cost-effective—for organizations to internally manage their own networks. Consider the following challenges of in-house network management:
• Reducing network overhead costs while increasing network services
• Supporting dynamic business growth with restricted budgets and staffing levels
• Implementing new technologies to maintain competitiveness
• Supporting new business operations and markets or integrating acquisitions