Eight questions to ask the cloud provider time to close the deal
In the previous article, we talked about the importance of choosing a good provider of cloud computing for your company, because the company selected will be responsible for much of the business critical applications and data. To help you choose the ideal partner, quote four important questions that must be asked when evaluating a cloud provider. In this article, we’ll cover other four crucial questions to be asked. We go to them:
Is the cloud scalable enough to meet the growth of my business?
Parallel to the growth of your business, you must be the capacity of your cloud. To ensure a flexible and scalable cloud provider, ask how long it takes and what the amount charged to hire and expand storage capacity or processing, among other services, when necessary. If you are on your radar to increase the number of employees or deploy a new application, you must also make sure that it is possible to add new users and create new routes with ease.
What SLA assurance (availability)?
As we know, depending on the criticality of the service that is off the air, the damage can be enormous for the company. Without a doubt, the best case scenario, the provider’s response to that question should be zero downtime. However, be wary if he gave that answer because even the biggest cloud vendors in the world go through it occasionally – as happened recently with the Amazon, by a power outage left the Netflix out. Review the SLA that the provider guarantees for your company and antenna if it is suitable for the applications you are hosting in the cloud.
Which offers cloud services?
There are different cloud offerings on the market, and its applications can range from the size of the company to the segment. It is important to assess whether the provider has a complete portfolio of cloud services that can track their possible changes in business strategy.
As the provider understands or is willing to learn about my business?
Today, it is very common to find providers that want just to sell space in the cloud, as if to act in the real estate market, for example. To provide consistent cloud services is paramount that the provider offers an additional layer of the services that must pass for managing and understanding of each customer’s business, to identify their critical applications and suggest the best routes, according to your goals.
If your company already decided by migrating to the cloud and you know what services you need, use this article as a guide to choosing the best cloud computing provider to support him. If you are unsure about what their needs of cloud, but knows the importance of migrating to keep up – as is the case with most companies, we recommend that you search for a consulting firm specializing in cloud computing.
How and why to migrate to cloud ERP and CRM systems
The key to success is to migrate properly.
Most companies use ERP and CRM systems and need to manage technological infrastructure. Although not part of the deal, must deal with aspects such as servers, databases, disk space, memory, etc.
The cloud (cloud computing) emerged to address this issue and allow the companies to use the technology in favor of its business, without need to dominate it, and still add benefits such as:
- capacity, performance, and security to infrastructure;
- Flexibility in hiring and less spending on equipment;
- the scale of resources, whether it be for 10, 100, 1,000 or more users;
- Possibility of outsourcing with experts to focus on business.
In cloud computing, the question is no longer “should I migrate to the cloud?” and became “when and what’s the best way to migrate?”. And that’s precisely what we discuss in our webinar.
- Go to the cloud is more than hiring servers and data center space;
- How to coordinate all of the pillars of a project: infrastructure, users, and cloud;
- What is the connection with the cloud, the permissions of access to systems;
- who will be responsible for the planning, execution, and support of the cloud;
- how and why to migrate to cloud ERP and CRM systems.