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Cloud technologies provide a convenient way to enhance data accessibility. When you move business operations to the cloud, you have an opportunity to cut costs, streamline workflows, reduce in-house IT staff, eliminate some hardware components, and leverage remote workers.

Most importantly, cloud technologies allow you to focus on your core business. When you partner with a cloud hosting provider, you can shift security, maintenance, data backup, support, and other responsibilities away from your staff.

The right cloud hosting provider will excel in six critical areas:

  1. Cloud Capacity –Your cloud hosting provider should have the infrastructure capacity necessary to support your applications and systems. Evaluate the level of bandwidth, compute, and storage resources. Also, determine if the provider owns and operates its facilities and the plans for future expansion. 
  1. Regulatory Qualifications – If you operate within a regulated vertical, such as financial services, healthcare, and life sciences, understand how your cloud hosting provider manages compliance. Carefully analyze a provider’s quality management system and change management processes. Review past audit reports conducted by the provider and third-party organizations.
  1. Available Resources – To meet your performance goals, determine if your cloud hosting provider offers engineering resources on-demand. Also, evaluate whether the provider has proactive monitoring in place.
  1. Transparency – Confirm you will have access to the cloud hosting provider’s documentation, including quality management system, training, maintenance, and audit records. Complete transparency also involves sharing of the cloud hosting provider’s disaster recovery plans.
  1. Security – Make sure your provider maintains the same level of security in each of its data centers. Assess identity and access controls. You want to know how the provider adds, changes, and revokes employee accounts and data access. Gauge how your provider prevents and detects cyberthreats and what managed services are available to you.
  1. Service Level Agreements (SLAs) – Verify how much uptime your provider is contractually obligated to provide. Clarify any allowable downtime for maintenance. Only when you read all the fine print in the SLA can you make sure you meet your business requirements.

The Essential Building Blocks

ByteGrid provides security, transparency, performance, service, and control over your data. By managing your cloud infrastructure, we help you meet your strategic goals. Our cloud solutions include:

To learn more about working with a proven cloud hosting provider, please contact us or call 855.495.0098. Schedule a visit to one of our compliant data centers so you can see the ByteGrid difference first-hand.

 

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