Is your organisation on route to formulating its cloud strategy?
You have probably already researched the private, public, and hybrid cloud solutions that are available to you. It’s also likely that you’ve decided to partner with either Amazon Web Services or Microsoft. The one thing you may not have considered as yet is just how big and challenging this cloud project will prove to be.
As you work through various implementation scenarios and evaluate the benefits that cloud will deliver to your business, it’s likely that you still have a range of issues to resolve – issues that are totally unique to your business.
Here are some of the most common issues organisations like yours have to consider when planning their route towards cloud:
- Making the right choice: you must have a business strategy that determines the risk/reward of the many choices open to you before implementing your cloud strategy
- Loss of control: entrusting a third party to be an honest, collaborative and reliable business partner is a business-critical decision. You’ll need to choose wisely
- Security & compliance: your partner must have proven knowledge of security & compliance. Not all providers include this level of specialist advice and expertise within their business model. Be sure to check
- In-house expertise gaps: do you have the tools, resources and skills needed to implement, monitor and manage cloud solutions? Where are the gaps and how do you plan to fill them?
Choosing the right provider for your particular business and risk profile will be a critical factor in determining the success of your cloud strategy. And when choosing between partners such as Amazon Web Services or Microsoft for your private, public, and hybrid cloud solutions, you need to consider how well each fits with your business strategy.Discover Solutions