Related to its strength in compliance, Deloitte has a deep commitment to cybersecurity. This focus on IT security is of course of perennial importance given the array – and complexity – of security concerns created by cloud computing. This ranges from which employees can access a company’s cloud deployment to what information can be stored in the cloud, and (again) what regulations govern that data’s storage. Additionally, Deloitte’s OpenCloud Cloud Management Platform (CMP) acts to streamline and automate process any number of cloud deployments, from hybrid to private to multicloud.
The evolution of MSP started in the 1990s with the emergence of application service providers (ASPs) who helped pave the way for remote support for IT infrastructure. From the initial focus of remote monitoring and management of servers and networks, the scope of an MSP's services expanded to include mobile device management, managed security, remote firewall administration and security-as-a-service, and managed print services. Around 2005, Karl W. Palachuk, Amy Luby (Founder of Managed Service Provider Services Network acquired by High Street Technology Ventures), and Erick Simpson (Managed Services Provider University) were the first advocates and the pioneers of the managed services business model.
Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR)—a combination of data backup and disaster-recovery solutions that works cohesively to ensure an organization's critical business functions will continue to operate despite serious incidents or disasters that might otherwise have interrupted them, or will be recovered to an operational state within a reasonably short period.