Before Marrying That Cloud Provider, Be Sure It Isn't a Bridezilla

Share  
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
Previous Next

Click through for six questions you should ask before signing up with a cloud service provider, provided by Logicalis.

When it comes to the cloud, selecting the right cloud provider can be challenging at best and nightmarish at worst. The cloud includes a variety of ways to deliver technology services, from standalone software applications like hosted email or databases to very new and exciting uses that include disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS), storage as a service, or platform as a service (PaaS) applications. While there are obvious advantages to entering into a cloud partnership including decreased IT costs, increased flexibility and a reduced focus on IT maintenance issues selecting the right cloud provider is a critical first step in realizing those benefits in a way that creates a synergistic, long-term and fulfilling relationship. That’s why Logicalis, an international solution provider, has put together a list of the top questions IT pros should ask when they’re considering a cloud partner for the long haul.

“For a CIO or IT manager, choosing a cloud provider can feel like choosing a spouse,” says Tom Roberts, solution architect for Logicalis. “Joking aside, the relationship between the client organization and the cloud provider they choose is a deep and meaningful one. The client trusts the cloud provider with what oftentimes amounts to mission-critical data and information and relies on that provider to keep that information secure and available in sometimes heavily regulated environments. Therefore, choosing the right provider is a serious decision that has to be made with the utmost care and concern.”

More Slideshows:


Five Reasons Project Portfolio Management Will Matter to CIOs in 2012 PPM is moving beyond business projects to managing value and change, as well.

Six Major Trends Will Drive Identity and Access Management and Privacy Management in 2012 Businesses need to increase their focus on identity and privacy projects that can deliver real value not just to IT, but also to the business.

Spam and Phishing Report: Scammers Taking Advantage of Major EventsSpammers are using major events and holidays to make their mail more appealing.

 

Related Topics : Cloud Computing, Dell, Services Vendors, SMBs, Web Platform Vendors

 
More Slideshows

cloud34-290x195 Seven Ways SaaS Providers Should Improve Their Service

There's a hidden reality in the SaaS community: it's not the software, but the service that differentiates cloud providers in building quality customer relationships. ...  More >>

Sports2-190x128 In the Cloud or on the Golf Course, Hazards Can Be Devastating

A full round of tips and tricks to help you avoid the privacy, compliance and security hazards of cloud computing and guide you to the benefits of enterprise cloud. ...  More >>

DimensionDataCloudContract0x Cloud Contracts: Six Items CIOs Need to Know Before Signing

It is essential that CIOs purchasing cloud services be able to clearly educate the provider on the company's needs, history with cloud, relationships with other providers, and reasons for seeking this infrastructure. ...  More >>

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Sign up now and get the best business technology insights direct to your inbox.


 
Thanks for your registration, follow us on our social networks to keep up-to-date