What Are Google Cloud Managed Services?

For organisations already enjoying the benefits of GCP, Google Cloud managed services help to ensure the best possible performance and maximise uptime.

Managed IT services vary depending on the provider and package you choose, however will typically involve a combination of troubleshooting any technical issues, increasing operational efficiencies, and identifying ways to cost-optimise.

At Appsbroker, we go one step further and our Google Cloud managed services extend to encompass support, training, FinOps, and security to ensure that no stone is left unturned in your journey.

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What Is a Google Cloud Managed Service Provider?

In short, a Google Cloud MSP is an organisation that’s entered into an official partnership with Google Cloud to deliver GCP managed services. But there’s so much more to a managed IT service provider than you might think.

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From ensuring bespoke applications run like clockwork, to troubleshooting technical issues within minutes on the fly, to unlocking additional spend you didn’t know you had, a MSP like Appsbroker will help you get more from GCP.

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Why Do You Need a Google Cloud Managed Service Provider?

The benefits of having a Google Cloud managed service provider are numerous, but typically include:

  • Automated billing (outsourced for your convenience) frees up vital resources

  • Cost-optimisation enables you to unlock spend and invest in more value-add activities

  • 24x7x365 support ensures you’re able to maintain business-critical applications at all times

  • Security monitoring helps to mitigate risk and prevent a data breach

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Above all else, a Google Cloud MSP gives your organisation peace of mind – so that you can focus on delivering value across your teams.

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How to Choose a Google Cloud Managed Service Provider

Choosing a Google Cloud managed service provider is one of the most important decisions your business can make – and it’s not simply a cost conversation.

It’s important to consider the bigger picture and weigh up the provider’s experience, expertise, and any particular specialisms – as well as the services and packages they provide.

Once you’ve weighed up the pros and cons, you’ll be in a strong position to make a well-informed decision.

Questions to consider include:

  • Are their values aligned with your organisation’s own?
  • Do they have experience in your particular sector?
  • What does a typical Service Level Agreement (SLA) look like?
  • Do they have a dedicated security practice?
  • Are they interested in helping you save money in the Cloud?
  • Can they help you push for greater innovation?
  • Are they dedicated to Google Cloud or multiple vendors?
  • Will they help you upskill your teams along the way?
  • Do they have a reliable track record?
  • How are they likely to respond in a crisis?
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    Why Choose Appsbroker As Your Google Cloud MSP?

    Data is our bread and butter.

    At Appsbroker, we have over 12 years of experience in scoping, delivering and managing business-critical services for many of the world’s leading organisations. Backed by the highest international accreditations for quality and security (ISO9001 and ISO27001), you can count on us to deliver an outstanding service. We’re an award-winning Google Cloud Partner with an extraordinary team who’s dedicated to delivering transformative results.


    We adhere to the highest international quality standards – delivered consistently across everything we do.


    In addition to our Google Cloud Application Development Specialization, we were named Partner of the Year for Application Development in 2019.


    Data security is important to us, so we regularly audit our processes to keep your data safe.


    Our data analytics and application development expertise make us the go-to MSP for organisations looking to harness Google Cloud and scale fast.

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    Our Google Cloud Managed Services

    At Appsbroker, we take a holistic approach to managed services – enabling you to get the very best out of GCP.

    From 24×7 Google Cloud support, to comprehensive Google Cloud training through Appsbroker Academy, to FinOps consultancy and GCP security, we’re here to help your business thrive in the Cloud.

    Read on to find out more about our Google Cloud services.

    Google Cloud Support

    Our comprehensive Google Cloud support packages are designed to help you optimise performance and maximise uptime in a way that’s cost-effective for your business.

    We’re proud to provide coverage across the entire service management life cycle to help you maximise your Google Cloud investment. This includes:

    • Account managers
    • Service delivery managers
    • Subject matter experts
    • Site reliability engineers
    • Software engineers
    • Cloud engineers
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    The support you need, when you need it.

    We consistently deliver a rapid response in minutes for critical issues to ensure vital services are prioritised and support is available 24x7x365.

    Our extensive team of technical experts is on hand to ensure the best possible response in the shortest possible time – so that you can get back to doing what matters the most.

    Whether you prefer to communicate with our friendly team through our web portal, by email or by phone, simply create a ticket and we’ll resolve it fast.

    Google Cloud Training

    For engineers, by engineers.

    Ensuring you have the necessary skills in your organisation is essential to unlocking Google Cloud’s full potential. Appsbroker Academy is an authorised Google Cloud training partner created with the growing cloud technology skills shortage in mind.

    Courses range from core infrastructure to big data and machine learning fundamentals, with tailored courses targeting specific industry verticals. We even provide dedicated courses for AWS professionals seeking to translate their cloud skills to Google Cloud!

    In addition to our popular public training programmes, we provide private training in a managed service format to upskill your teams with your specific cloud project in mind.

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    Google Cloud Billing and FinOps

    Control billing. Optimise costs. Drive innovation.

    While the benefits of cloud services are well documented, spiralling costs, poor visibility, and a lack of control can outweigh the benefits fast if not managed effectively.

    We created Cloud Assure, our exclusive billing management service, to help you optimise your Google Cloud spend and unlock innovation through Professional Services vouchers.

    Billing silos. Lack of visibility. Complicated invoicing. Poor budget control. Lack of innovation. Sounds like a headache, right?

    Fortunately, Cloud Assure can help!

    Cloud Assure unlocks the following:

    • Consolidate all Google Cloud billing instances into a single monthly payment.

    • Stabilise your cloud environment, enabling you to roll out business-critical services with confidence.

    • Maximise visibility on spend through dedicated analysis, forecasting and alerts via our exclusive billing app.

    • Grow your business using Professional Services vouchers – allowing you to drive innovation and establish new technologies fast.

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    How do we do it?
    Our security managed service includes:

    Google Cloud Security

    Discover Zero Trust security on Google Cloud.

    Security is a foundational element when deploying any kind of cloud service. At Appsbroker, we’re dedicated to helping you ensure your Google Cloud environment is secure and scalable for years to come.

    Google Cloud security is the backbone of what we do. Not only do we regularly audit our own processes to keep your data safe, but we help our customers ensure security is deeply embedded into every corner of their business for longevity and peace of mind.

    Backed by the highest international accreditations for quality and security (ISO9001 and ISO27001), you can count on us to deliver on the promise of Zero Trust security – powered by Google Cloud’s watertight infrastructure.

    • Security posture reviews
    • Security tooling
    • Networking
    • Identity and access management
    • Logging, monitoring and auditing
    • Billing and cost management

    Experience all of this and more with our dedicated security practice.

    Google Cloud Managed Services Assessment

    At Appsbroker, we take a 360 degree view of your business and Google Cloud environment, which is why our diverse managed services span support, training, FinOps and security to ensure you have everything you need to succeed.

    If you’re ready to harness Google Cloud’s full potential and maximise your cloud investment, we can help!

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