What to look for in your next Cloud services partner
It’s probably fair to say that the majority of IT solutions driving innovation are being deployed in the Cloud. In the UK alone, the proportion of organisations that use a main business management application in the Cloud has jumped from 40% in 2014 to 62% in 2016.
For large enterprises, a key benefit of adopting a Cloud solution includes agility. Cloud lets big business respond to industry changes much more quickly than they could with on-site premise solutions. SMEs, meanwhile, can take advantage of IT solutions and resources they could once have only dreamed of, thanks to the Cloud. And of course, start-ups are setting up with almost all of their functionality implemented in the Cloud.
To achieve this move to the Cloud in the quickest and most cost effective way, almost all companies of whatever size will need the help of a specialist Cloud Services partner. The question they need to ask themselves is what should they look for in a Cloud Services partner?
- A hybrid cloud management specialist: A Cloud managed service provider with expertise in the hybrid model will boost your capabilities in hybrid Cloud integration. The hybrid cloud will allow you to license IT infrastructure resources on a project basis, allowing you to add more as and when required. Your provider will also deal with issues relating to privacy and compliance.
- Enhanced security: A good Cloud managed service provider will generally provide a higher degree of virtual infrastructure, network security and disaster recovery. As many businesses use multiple cloud platforms, encompassing private, public and hybrid, ensure that your provider has robust security features that monitor data and detect unusual or suspicious bad behaviour.
- Migration Services: Costs and risks associated with data migration can be kept lower if your provider can standardise and automate the process. An experienced provider will have repeatable processes and a centralised, Cloud-based delivery model to shift data from infrastructures with minimal disruption.
- A customised approach: A partner that understands your business outcomes will happily customise solutions and service parameters in line with your goals.
At Transputec, we understand that the routes to a Cloud system are becoming more and more complex every day. Allowing us to act as your technology partner means that we will deliver the very best Cloud services to meet your demands. We’ve been a Cloud based host for more than 20 years – so we know a thing or two about it. We will provide you with access to our team of highly skilled engineers that offer personalised support and complimentary tools tailored to fit the needs of your business and Cloud application. We offer 24 hour support 365 days a year. Learn more about Transputec’s Cloud services here.
Contact us and we will be more than happy to assist you with your Cloud services.