Five Must-Have Tools from Any Cloud Provider - Slide 4

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It’s crucial to know who has changed what and when.  As a result, CIOs should insist that their providers employ a screen capturing tool that tracks and logs any type of activity or change made to their systems.  If there is an incident, an outage or a security concern, every step can be retraced, giving the customer peace of mind and the provider a starting point when looking for answers.

When CIOs make the decision to move select IT functions to the cloud or to a managed services environment, monitoring the physical infrastructure (servers, storage, network, etc.) becomes the responsibility of the service provider.  However, dedicated IT pros are not satisfied with an “out of sight, out of mind” philosophy. That’s why Logicalis, an international IT solutions and managed services provider, has put together a list of the top tools that CIOs should demand from any prospective cloud or managed services partner.

“CIOs in charge of an enterprise-class infrastructure may easily relinquish the day-to-day management and maintenance tasks that become the responsibility of the cloud or managed services provider, but that doesn’t mean they want to be in the dark,” says Michael Strysik, solution architect for Logicalis.  “In fact, when they are selecting their cloud or managed services partners, it’s critical that IT professionals conduct site visits, view the provider’s operations center and find out what toolsets a prospective provider offers that will give them full visibility into the functionality of their cloud.”

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