The selection of cloud services has grown over the past years in overwhelmingly large dimensions. But, as always when introducing new systems arises in connection with cloud services, the question of how the initial situation is where you want to go and how this is best achieved.
These considerations make first completely detached to particular services and offerings. The aim is usually to optimize existing structures and processes. A change in the cloud would result in the otherwise little sense.
At the end, you should be able to answer the question: What are the benefits cloud services over the present situation? Orientate yourself not to platitudes like ‘easy maintenance’, ‘cheap to run’, ‘global access’ or ‘scalability’, which is full of stories related to the cloud. It’s very individual to you and your company: What have you concretely from the cloud?
Important criteria in the selection
Among the most important criteria is one of privacy. At least some of your company departments deal with confidential customer data. Then there is the question whether and how these are banned in the cloud. Very important: Where are the servers of the provider? What privacy laws apply there? And who owns the data you provide on other servers?
When choosing a provider, check the Service Level Agreement (SLA). There you will find detailed information on the contractual and service relationship between you and the cloud provider.
In addition to these aspects, it also encompasses the scalability and availability. Besides data, the latter is probably one of the most important criteria for choosing a provider. Because you set for your workday on an application that is only accessible via the Internet, the service provider must ensure that this is always possible reach.
You may ask the providers as ask how the availability is guaranteed. Reputable providers have nothing to hide and answer this question usually tagged with redundancy. How important is the support of the party, also depends on the expertise from in-house? Are the technicians of the provider providing around the clock by phone, e-mail or chat support? Is there an emergency service in the evenings and weekends? And what does this service cost?
The cost is also crucial in deciding for or against a proposal. Pricing should you of course still be clear and fit for your business.
Moving to the cloud is not a rush job, because when a wrong decision is made, it is often challenging and expensive for you to roll back. You often not immediately noticed that you have chosen the wrong provider or the wrong product.
MadeIT provides maximized efficiently and minimized costs. MadeIT meets your company’s specific needs and is comprised of security, bandwidth, storage, and power. The Systems Architecture staff at MadeIT helps our client build a solid, redundant and robust solution by either using the client’s suggested engineering or by working together with our team to develop a customized cloud solution to suit their needs.