A Guide to Selecting Cloud Transformation Service Partners

1. Evauate the Infrastructure Requirements

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2. DataCenter Setup

A cloud service provider should have geographically diverse data centers in their business model. To reduce latency, you should select the data center closest to you. For backup purposes, you should choose another data center geographically removed so that your website can continue to serve customers in light of an emergency. If natural causes disrupt a CSPs data center, for example, a hurricane, the service will be maintained by a data center located in an entirely different country.

3. High-Performance Computing (HPC)

HPC servers are required when you don’t want to experience performance issues causing slow page load times when traffic might be high on your website. With HPC, even with large applications and several users operating on the same server simultaneously, there is no lag in performance. To achieve optimal performance, verify if the CSP deploys HPC servers in their cloud architecture.

4. Multilayer Security

You cannot afford to make any compromises regarding security. A trustworthy cloud service provider should manage security across all three layers: host, network, and physical setup. Check whether the cloud service provider’s security protocols include advanced security features like multi-factor authentication, Intrusion Detection, prevention systems (IDS & IPS), data encryption, access control systems, and enterprise-grade firewalls.

5. Certifications and Standards

To determine the degree to which the CSP adheres to best practices, inquire about the recognized standards and frameworks they adhere to. For example, look for providers who have received ISO/IEC 27001 certification, which outlines the standards for an information security management system (ISMS) and requires an annual audit for accreditation. In addition, there are numerous other standards and certifications for this sector. The most important thing is to make sure your cloud service provider follows a set of guidelines, including structured processes, excellent data management, good knowledge management, and transparency about service status. Also, know how the CSP plans to resource and support continuous compliance to these standards.

6. Cloud Services Options

IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS are the three categories of cloud services. Iaas or Infrastructure as a Service works similarly to servers, networks, and operating systems but operates on virtual machines. Instead of buying hardware and servers, you can purchase the infrastructure as a virtual service. PaaS or Platform as a Service provides a framework that allows the developers to build applications and services over the internet. Saas or Software as a Service provides ready-to-use software usually accessible directly through a web browser, removing the need to install applications on individual workstations.

7. Cloud Technologies & Service Roadmap

By carefully analyzing and curating your business requirements before consulting a CSP, you’ll have a great start on theoretically understanding how a provider will support the day-to-day operational capabilities of your business enterprise. Here are a few items to remember in this regard.

  • Technology Infrastructure
  • Service Roadmaps

8. Contracts and SLAs

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  1. Service Delivery
  2. Data Policies
  3. Business Terms
  4. Determine Service Level Agreements
  5. Security Measures
  6. Reliability and Performance
  7. Disaster Recovery
  8. Pricing
  9. Regulatory Compliance
  10. Exit Strategy
  • Service Delivery from your Cloud Transformation Service Partner
  • Data Policies and Protection
  • Business Terms
  • Determine Service Level Agreements
  • Security Measures by Cloud Service Provider
  • Check for Reliability and Performance
  • Ask about Disaster Recovery
  • Pricing
  • Check for Regulatory Compliance
  • Carefully Examine the Exit Planning

Payoda as your Cloud Transformation Service Partner

The advantages of cloud computing are well-known. Payoda’s service delivery is proven, efficient, scalable, and adaptable to various company demands. When business drivers, infrastructure, and policies are appropriately aligned to use cloud-based delivery services, these benefits are maximized. But, of course, cloud computing isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution, and other methods better serve some business operations. So we tailor and customize services according to your needs.

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