Managed Cloud Hosting: The Ultimate Guide

Claudia Fernandes
Claudia Fernandes
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Last updated on January 17, 2024

Businesses today rely heavily on cloud hosting services to ensure their applications and data are accessible, secure, and scalable. But that’s not the same thing as a fully managed cloud hosting service — which offers numerous benefits compared to traditional self-managed solutions.

Take a look at some of the advantages of fully managed cloud hosting services and Assembla’s comprehensive offerings in this space.

What Is Managed Cloud Hosting?

Managed cloud hosting refers to a service where the hosting provider takes care of all aspects of managing and maintaining the cloud infrastructure on behalf of the customer. Unlike other cloud services where customers are responsible for server setup, configuration, security, and maintenance, managed cloud hosting shifts these responsibilities to the provider. This allows businesses to focus on their core competencies while gaining the expertise and resources of the hosting provider.

Who Uses Managed Cloud Server Hosting?

Startups, small and medium-sized businesses, and enterprise clients are turning to managed cloud hosting solutions. For example, at Assembla, we cater to any number of software development teams, project managers, and enterprises that require reliable, scalable, and secure cloud hosting. To see for yourself how managed cloud server hosting has led to success, take a look at this case study showcasing some of our successful implementations. 

The Benefits of a Fully Managed Cloud Hosting Platform

Time Savings

One of the most significant positive aspects of fully managed cloud hosting is the time savings it offers. By offloading server management tasks to the hosting provider, you can free up valuable resources that can be redirected toward core business activities. At Assembla, our DevOps engineers handle the infrastructure setup of our managed cloud hosting solutions, as well as maintenance, security updates, and backups—all so that you can just focus on development, collaboration, and innovation of your core product.

Responsiveness

Managed cloud hosting providers, such as Assembla, offer proactive monitoring and support for optimal performance and uptime. They employ dedicated teams of experts who can promptly address any issues or concerns that may arise. By having a responsive support system in place, businesses can minimize downtime and mitigate the impact of technical challenges, ultimately enhancing productivity and user satisfaction.

Storage

Fully managed cloud hosting services provide scalable storage options to accommodate the growing needs of businesses. With the flexibility to expand storage resources as required, organizations can easily adapt to changing data storage requirements without investing in additional hardware or facing downtime during upgrades. Our own managed cloud hosting offers ample storage capacity, allowing teams to store and manage their code repositories, project files, and other assets securely.

Global Deployment

Managed cloud hosting enables businesses to deploy their applications and services globally with ease. Hosting providers have data centers strategically located in various regions, which allows low-latency connections and optimal performance for users worldwide. Assembla’s managed cloud hosting also has a variety of global deployment options, which are designed to allow globally distributed software development teams to update or commit their working copy with minimal delay.

Security

Security is a top priority in the digital landscape, and fully managed cloud hosting services offer robust security measures to protect data and applications. Hosting providers implement industry-standard security protocols, data encryption, access controls, and regular security audits to safeguard against threats and vulnerabilities. Assembla’s managed cloud hosting prioritizes data security, ensuring compliance with industry regulations and providing peace of mind to businesses and their customers.

Managed Cloud Hosting for SVN and Perforce

Assembla is a leading provider of managed cloud hosting specifically designed for software version control systems (VCS) like SVN (Apache Subversion) and Perforce. With our expertise in version control and project management, software development teams can streamline their SVN and Perforce workflows, enhance collaboration, and secure the integrity of their source code.

One of the key benefits of Assembla’s managed cloud hosting is the peace of mind it brings to teams relying on SVN and Perforce. Assembla takes care of all the infrastructure setup, maintenance, security updates, and backups, allowing teams to focus on their core development activities. By leveraging Assembla’s expertise and resources, businesses can save valuable time and redirect their efforts toward building high-quality software.

Assembla’s managed cloud hosting has several advantages for SVN and Perforce users:

  • Scalability: Whether you are a small team or an enterprise-level organization, Assembla’s solutions can scale up or down to meet your specific needs, leading to optimal performance and seamless collaboration.
  • Security: Assembla’s managed cloud hosting utilizes industry-standard security measures, including data encryption, access controls, and regular security audits. 
  • Collaboration and project management: With features like issue tracking, task management, code reviews, and wiki pages, teams can effectively collaborate, track changes, and manage their projects in a centralized and intuitive environment.
  • Global accessibility: Assembla’s managed cloud hosting allows teams to access their repositories and project data from anywhere in the world. 
  • Integration capabilities: Assembla’s platform is seamlessly integrated with popular development tools and third-party services. 

Assembla’s Managed Cloud Hosting Solutions

Perforce Cloud

Assembla’s Perforce Cloud offers a fully managed Perforce Helix Core version control solution. It provides enterprise-grade security, scalability, and performance for businesses that rely on Perforce to manage their source code and digital assets. Perforce Cloud makes it easy for teams to focus on software development while enjoying the advantages of a secure version control system.

Perforce Cloud Enterprise

Perforce Cloud Enterprise is designed for organizations with complex workflows and scalability requirements. Through this solution, we offer advanced customization options, dedicated resources, and support tailored to meet enterprise-level needs. With our Perforce Cloud Enterprise plan, businesses can handle substantial workloads and leverage the full power of Perforce Helix Core in a private cloud environment.

Subversion Cloud

Subversion Cloud is a worthy alternative to a managed cloud hosting solution. It’s our multi-tenant cloud solution that provides a fast, secure and scalable environment for SVN and Git repositories. With built-in collaboration tools, issue tracking, and task management capabilities, our Subversion Cloud plan empowers smaller software development teams to collaborate efficiently, track changes, and streamline their development workflows.

Subversion Cloud Enterprise

Subversion Cloud Enterprise caters to the requirements of larger teams and enterprises by offering advanced customization options, dedicated resources, and enhanced support. It combines the benefits of a managed cloud hosting environment with the flexibility and scalability needed for complex projects and multiple teams.

Start a Free Trial Today

Experience the advantages of fully managed cloud hosting with Assembla’s comprehensive solutions. Start a free trial today and discover how Assembla’s dedicated cloud hosting services can help your team streamline development processes, increase security, and improve collaboration. Take the first step towards efficient and reliable cloud hosting for your software development projects.

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Claudia Fernandes
Claudia Fernandes
Claudia, Assembla's Content Marketing Manager, brings over 7 years of experience in crafting content for global SaaS companies. She is enthusiastic about DevOps, cloud computing and the intricacies of the software delivery pipelines. She loves to learn from the experts at Assembla and guide readers through the ever-evolving SDLC landscape.
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