How to Choose Your Cloud Service Provider!

ramone By ramone, 15th Jul 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Selecting the right cloud service provide: to trust with your infrastructure, critical applications and sensitive data can be a difficult process. The guidelines in this article can help you make the right choice.

Organizations and Individuals considering a cloud service provider should look for three things:

I) Trust: You've got to trust them that come through an affinity. You have to like the company and the principles and the people you're going to be working with. It's a very intimate relationship. There's got to be a mutual respect and trust to work together. These people will have access to sensitive information which makes you vulnerable keep that in mind.

2) Technical expertise and understanding: The cloud service provider has to be proficient with both its technology and understand your business. They have to have an understanding of what you're looking to do and match that up with their technical expertise. If you're a Chief Information Officer (CIO) of a bank and you need to outsource some strategic element of your IT, your Managed Service Provider (MSP) needs to understand both banks and whatever it is that you're going to outsource.

3) A third-party compliance audit: Cloud service providers need to be able to show that they can live up to the promises they're making. This is a world where you go through more scrutiny and ongoing regulation to cut hair than you do to manage a corporation's sensitive data and that of your end users. I do believe that organizations and Individuals should verify their providers' capabilities with an audit.


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