Why you should ONLY invest in the leading Cloud providers.
In this age of austerity, businesses are constantly seeking ways to save costs. But if you are deciding on your cloud provider, think very carefully before you opt for a smaller, private provider who may claim to save you money in the short-term but cost you significant time and trouble in the medium to long term. By sticking with the established world class providers such as Microsoft, Amazon and Rackspace to name but a few, you can ensure that your IT is protected to the highest standards and at the forefront of cloud technology. Here are some of the key reasons why you should keep your data in the safe hands of the big boys:
Cloud technology sells itself on availability, but in many cases this isn’t actually the case. By using one of the big players who use leading backup, recovery and mirroring that is the most sophisticated and reliable in the world, you can guarantee that your business and its employees have genuine and demonstrable availability at the highest level.
Support & Security
The support available for companies from the big players is second to none. Smaller private cloud providers usually don’t have access to an extensive support network or to senior engineers when they are most needed, meaning that the so-called availability isn’t always the case. At Cloudamour, IT support services means a promise that 95% of all issues will be resolved within one hour and guaranteed uptime.
The big boys have the highest standards where security is concerned. The safety and security of your data is of the utmost priority, and the most established cloud providers have outstanding military level security available. As an example, Microsoft have recently been awarded IL2 compliance which means they have been cleared to host government data. Would you want your data held with anyone that couldn’t claim this level of protection?
The world of cloud technology is highly competitive and changing rapidly. Only the biggest players have the resource and infrastructure available to stay ahead of the market and at the forefront of cloud technology innovation. If you want to reap the benefits of the latest developments in this technology then stick with the leaders in this field. Using a world class provider ensures outstanding depth and breadth of service, with extensive choice and options available as your business needs change and adapt over time.
By moving to the cloud you can transform your businesses’ effectiveness and efficiency. But if you’re going to do it then do it properly, and stick with the leading players – you will ensure that your IT is safe, secure and in excellent hands to meet the changing needs of your business.