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What to Know Before Choosing a Cloud Provider

By November 6, 2019January 10th, 2024No Comments

With everything moving to the cloud, more companies are making this switch. Why should you get a cloud provider? What should you know? Keep reading to learn more. 

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We’re sure you’ve heard of the cloud – talk about it is everywhere. But it’s hard to stay on top of tech trends and if your business should adopt trends or wait. Here are some things that we think everyone should know and reasons why you should consider a cloud provider. 

 

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Why do we need cloud computing?

Cloud computing is the type of computing that relies on shared computing resources instead of local servers and personal devices. 

People work on virtualized platforms anywhere and everywhere. Data centres, services, and software are going to the cloud for smooth functioning at the workplace. With the growing number of devices, having access to data is mandatory and easier. 

Some cloud service providers include Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and VMware. 

 

Questions to ask before choosing a cloud provider

  • What are my business needs for the cloud? 
  • Is it cost efficient to invest in a cloud managed service provider?
  • What security services does the MSP provide?
  • How long do I want the partnership to last?
  • How easy is it to switch to cloud managed service providers? 
  • Does the service provider support hybrid cloud/multi-cloud? 

 

Things to consider when choosing a cloud provider

  • Pricing
  • Performance
  • Service offerings
  • Managed services
  • Governance
  • Security 
  • High Availability

 

Benefits

  • Affects the costs and labour for IT
  • Don’t need to pay regular wages for an IT professional 
  • Scalable and offers better and secured storage
  • Cloud services offer protection, data security, and safety
  • Collaboration and effective communication platforms
  • Best work practices and flexibility 
  • Access to automatic updates for IT 

 

We have reached the end of this post. Hopefully you can see the value of cloud computing and how your business can benefit. 

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Sources:

Hein, Daniel. (2019). 6 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Cloud Managed Service Provider. Retrieved October 31, 2019 from, https://solutionsreview.com/cloud-platforms/6-questions-to-ask-before-choosing-a-cloud-managed-service-provider/

Quora. (2018). Why do we need cloud computing? Retrieved October 31, 2019 from, https://www.quora.com/Why-do-we-need-cloud-computing##targetText=Cloud%20computing%20allows%20consumers%20and,any%20computer%20with%20internet%20access.&targetText=Cloud%2Dbased%20services%20are%20ideal,growing%20or%20fluctuating%20bandwidth%20demands.

VMware. (2015). 7 Things to Consider When Selecting a Cloud Service Provider. Retrieved October 31, 2019 from, https://www.cloudhealthtech.com/blog/7-things-consider-when-selecting-cloud-service-provider