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What do you look for in a IT cloud provider?

By jonnyd94 ·
Hi everyone,

I am looking to see what the industry looks for when selecting a cloud partner to assist with project deployments or services.
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cloud provider

by asthasage955 In reply to What do you look for in a ...

First of all, you need to select a provider that gives the value, as well as benefits to your organization, expects from the cloud. The most important things to look for in an IT cloud provider are:
- Technologies and service roadmap
- Reliability and activity.
- Transfer support vendor Lockin and exit planning.
- Data safety, data Governance, and business policies.
-Business health and company profile.

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What do you look for in a IT cloud provider?

by creatoranita In reply to cloud provider
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What do you look for in a IT cloud provider?

by Poppy567 In reply to What do you look for in a ...

It's a complex question, you have to compare prices, credibility etc.

We've chosen a company located nearby our office. (It Leap, Melbourne ) (link removed by moderator)
They also manage our Wi-Fi network and software, so it's really convenient to have someone to be at hand when you need them.

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I expect followings things from cloud service provider.

by belljohn330 In reply to What do you look for in a ...

1. Higher Uptime.

2. Speedy and good back-supports.

3. Backup of my data.

4. Good infrastructure as a service(IaaS).

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Minimum Downtime and Maximum Security

by henrycartersmith93 In reply to What do you look for in a ...

When choosing an IT cloud provider it is best to consider the following factors:

1. Multiple data center locations
2. Multi-layered security setup that also includes intrusion detection, data encryption, multi-factor authentication, and enterprise-grade firewalls.
3. Integrated business continuity and disaster recovery plan that includes backups on geo locations. hence reducing the risk factor in case of a disaster.
4. Uptime is crucial for any business in IT for survival hence it is critical for cloud providers to maintain an uptime of 99.99%.
5. look for 24/7 support because IT issues are inevitable and to reduce downtime and costs it is essential the cloud provider you choose provides aggressive technical support when needed.
5. Price is also an important factor when choosing a cloud provider, especially for small enterprises.
6. Easier scalability is also something to consider as it is an essential component for business growth.
Adding the component of cloud connect such as StoneFly Smart Cloud gateway will enhance the accessibility of your cloud by providing you the ability to integrate multiple clouds together.

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IT cloud provider

by dbruce2 In reply to What do you look for in a ...

While opting for the IT cloud service you need to ensure that certain standards are being met. Some of the standards that a user should look for are mentioned below:

1. Ensuring statutory regulations are properly met

2. Audit and business process

3. Administering roles identities and people

4. Securing data and information

5. Privacy standards

6. Evaluating cloud application security

7. Securing cloud networks

8. Evaluation of security infrastructure

9. Terms and conditions in cloud agreement

10.The EXIT process

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Some Of Them

by AnjaniVigha In reply to What do you look for in a ...

A bit tough response since there is a list of things we look while searching a provider such as prizes (the top most important), credibility, and backup support.

But, I personally apart from all look for data security as the one important factor.

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What do you look for in a IT cloud provider?

by qiqbal In reply to What do you look for in a ...

There are some points to look out for in a Cloud IT provider which actually highlights their value.

1. Up-time
2. Cloud Infra-structure
3. Security
4. Back-up and BCDR Strategies

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what do you want to learn in cloud?

by Abhinavhyd In reply to What do you look for in a ...

Learn about cloud computing so that you will be able to build, test and deploy the applications and software. Learn about scalability, infrastructure development & integration, billing methods, private & public cloud, secure document sharing, storage, backup and recovery, and various cloud-based applications

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What do you look for in a IT cloud provider?

by deborasumopayroll In reply to What do you look for in a ...

1. Security
You want to understand precisely what your security goals are, the security measures that are offered by each provider, and the mechanisms they use to preserve your applications and data. In addition, make sure you completely understand the specific areas that each party is responsible for.
2. Compliance
Next make sure you choose a cloud architecture platform that can help you meet compliance standards that apply to your industry and organization. Whether you are beholden to GDPR, SOC 2, PCI DSS, HIPAA, or any other frameworks, make sure you understand what it will take to achieve compliance once your applications and data are living in a public cloud infrastructure. Be sure you understand where your responsibilities lie, and which aspects of compliance the provider will help you check off.

3. Architecture
When choosing a cloud provider, think about how the architecture will be incorporated into your workflows now and in the future. For example, if your organization has already invested heavily in the Microsoft universe, it might make sense to proceed with Azure, since Microsoft gives its customers licenses (and often some free credits). If your organization relies more on Amazon or Google services, then it may be best to look to those vendors for ease of integration and consolidation.
4. Manageability
You will also want to spend some time determining what various cloud platforms will demand from you to manage. Each of the services supports different orchestration tools and integrates with various other services. If you have services that are particularly vital to your organization, make sure that the cloud provider you choose offers an easy way to integrate with them (or that your organization is comfortable porting over to a similar service that is supported). You’ll also want to determine how much time and effort it will take your team to manage various aspects of the cloud infrastructure before you make a final decision.

5. Service Levels
This consideration is essential when businesses have strict needs in terms of availability, response time, capacity, and support (which, let’s be honest, almost all do these days). Cloud Service Level Agreements (Cloud SLAs) are an important element to consider when choosing a provider.

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