The freedom that cloud solutions bring is among the most intriguing aspects of this emerging and ever expanding IT delivery model. From its pay, as you go pricing options to its lack of term/volume commitments, ease of entry and exit, and overall fidelity, the cloud invites some form of impulsive decision-making in IT managers. This, however, is no way to make a critical business decision. It pays to know what you are getting into and carefully deciding whether or not cloud-based IT delivery is the best route to take for your business. Remember that you shouldn't jump into the cloud just because everyone else seems to be doing so. Researching your options is key to getting the right IT services, even as you decide to pursue cloud solutions.
The existence of "the cloud" (one huge cloud) is perhaps the biggest myth in IT. The truth of the matter is there are many clouds, each designed, developed, and maintained by its provider who in turn, establishes the parameters of its cloud offerings. This said, there is a tantalizing assortment of cloud environments that you can choose from, most of which offer low barriers to entry and it can be tempting to try them all and place portions of your workloads with different providers. This approach, however, creates more issues than it solves because managing multiple environments and multiple vendors, using multiple consoles that have varying pricing schemes, service level agreements, and performance parameters adds a tremendous burden to your enterprise IT. Moreover, working with several different vendors limits your ability to perform critical inter-cloud functions seamlessly, not to mention the lack of consistency when it comes to applying security profiles across your workloads. Cloud hosting, in this case, becomes more of a burden than anything else and potentially exposes your company to risk. How then can you benefit from the advantages that cloud networks offer? By choosing the right approach and going for a reputable cloud service provider.
When seeking cloud services, don't forget to look into two critical areas, one is the provider's cloud service portfolio and the other, their actual service offerings. Many terms get thrown around when it comes to cloud strategy, but some of the most important characteristics you should look for in a cloud service include interoperability, flexibility, service level agreements, and security. Evaluate your provider and build trust by probing into their actual cloud strategy, their experience and track record in providing cloud services, and their technical expertise.
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COMMit is one of the IT service leading companies in UAE; it is a service based company that provides a solution for the IT sector. It is founded in 2002 in Dubai having more than ten years of experience & expertise in the field of IT & Telecom solutions. They offer their service in various sectors like Hospitality, Health, and Construction, etc. and have delivered more than a 1000 projects within the UAE.