Five Tips for Choosing the Best Cloud Provider

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Monitor Consistently

Given the dynamic nature of the Internet and your business, the "right" way to route across the Internet is constantly changing. IT managers must frequently monitor the performance of their current cloud providers, and the alternatives in the market. This consistent measurement provides many advantages. Early detection of a problem either through manual monitoring or automated alerts can minimize the impact of an adverse Internet event, and knowing your options can assist in cloud provider negotiations or in creating effective "ready-to-use" alternatives. Also, as your business grows and changes, you can evaluate if your current cloud provider has the ability to scale at the pace you need. Constantly monitoring your cloud provider's performance is essential to keep your business up and running at full speed, and ensure you are using the right partners.

Earlier this year, a Goldman Sachs study projected that spending on cloud computing infrastructure and platforms will grow at a 30 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2013 through 2018. With that kind of market potential, companies are eager to get in on the action -- just look at Alibaba's recent announcement about its entrance into the cloud hosting market.

But as companies start hosting more of their critical operations in the cloud and more cloud hosting providers become available, an organization's decision about which provider to use becomes more complex. From evaluating pricing and storage capabilities, to weighing performance and security concerns, IT managers must consider a variety of factors that will influence their decisions.

What's more? One cloud provider isn't always enough. Based on the size and needs of a company, it could become necessary to use multiple cloud providers to improve performance and avoid unnecessary revenue loss. In this slideshow, Mike Kane, senior product marketing manager at Dyn, has identified five tips to help organizations choose the best cloud provider.

 

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