Microsoft Azure is coming up in the market very fast and giving strong competition to AWS. Hence, Sitecore has taken the step to use Microsoft Azure for managing Sitecore Applications called a Sitecore Managed Cloud application.
Sitecore Managed Cloud is a hosting service that enables you to deploy Sitecore XM, XP, as well as XC on Microsoft Azure. This is actually an alternative for running the Sitecore platform on premises or through any public cloud options.
A list of Sitecore applications that can be managed by Sitecore Managed Cloud is as below
Sitecore Experience Manager (XM)
Sitecore Experience Platform (XP)
Sitecore Experience Commerce (XC)
SMC Sitecore actively monitors, manages, and maintains both the infrastructure and the applications.
SMCS - Sitecore Managed Cloud Standard
SMCP - Sitecore Managed Cloud Premium
SMCS gives support to XM and XP
You will get complete access to Sitecore instances as well as the ability to deploy custom code.
Deploy Sitecore on Docker Containers with Kubernetes across a multitude of global data centers.
You will be able to focus on achieving business results faster and all this while also constraining costs as well as ensuring the highest security and brand reliability
Monitoring and support for production deployments.
You also get integrated support for Sitecore platform and hosting solution.
A set of infrastructure services and add-ons are also available within the same service catalog.
The Sitecore Manage Cloud Premium is everything that is in Managed Cloud Standard, but the only difference is that it comes with global support provided by Sitecore.
Manage Cloud Premium also provides you with proactive oversight in overall solution architecture and best practices, inclusive of security, scaling, and non-standard topologies and hybrid environments (including containers).
Ultimately, Managed Cloud Premium provides individualized advisory support alongside your solution development team with an enterprise SLA.
Sitecore Managed Cloud enables you to:
Always be available for your customers.
Allows you to scale your business rapidly for scaling up and down based on the demand.
Reduces the overall cost of ownership as it combines cost-effectiveness along with scalability, operational efficiency, security and a simplified maintenance process.
It is easier to deploy managed cloud in Microsoft Azure’s enterprise-grade platform Azure App Services.
Getting Sitecore Managed Cloud for your business will allow you to create better customer experiences as well as help you drive results by ensuring that you focus on the core business and the weight of responsibilities is outsourced.