Cloud technology has been established solidly as the bedrock of the IT enterprise platforms. It has effectively resolved the challenges of data integration, scalability issues, specific cloud environment and thereby increasing the operational efficiency of the businesses. Corporates, despite embracing this shift are advancing with caution. The role of an ideal partner who can guide you competently through this transition by sustaining the momentum comes into service right here.
Even with numerous companies providing cloud deployment and implementation services, getting engaged with the right partner certainly makes the difference, deciding the future of your enterprise.
Here are some of the vital factors that need to be considered while choosing your cloud deployment partner:
The zest, passion, and dedication of the employees within companies is a direct reflection of their leadership teams. The workmen of your partner company will be directed adeptly to follow the industries’ best practices and visualize, plan and execute long term goals by these leaders.
Global sales and delivery presence
Ensuring the accountability of your cloud deployment partner throughout the engagement is crucial. This can be achieved markedly by constant interaction with a local team as opposed to a completely remote, offshore company. Several challenges might arise whilst the engagement and project steering decisions are being made. In such instances having a local touchpoint comes as a vital factor.
Responsiveness and consistency
The responsiveness of your potential cloud implementation partner to your queries and questions should be judged right from your initial contact onwards. Before hiring a company to guide you through your cloud requirements, it is always wise to ensure their promptness with the responses. Gauge them on factors like availability, readiness, and consistency in communications as this could be indicatives of their approach towards the project as well.
Of all the numerous benefits that the cloud offers, scalability and cost-effectiveness are indisputably the core reasons why enterprises are shifting towards it. Therefore, these goals must be prioritized. The subscription-based cost structure or pay-per-use model is one of the effective ways to ensure cost-effective cloud deployment.
Reputation and other intangibles
With multiple companies offering cloud deployment services, their market reputation comes in as a major deciding factor. Analogizing the reputation of your potential partner with the major peers in the field could bring out a better picture of the position of them in the market. Considering other intangibles like the values, the company’s culture and the overall vision that are difficult to define and quantize often prove to be exceptionally important in the smooth running of the partnership.
These five factors give you a compact analytical framework, you could use while considering the right cloud implementation partner whom you can trust with your business. In addition to this, you can also have a thorough check adding certain levels of details to the above-enlisted factors to make a more conversant conclusion to guide you through the process.
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Sebin is a Junior System Administrator at the India Development Center of Ignitho Technologies. A passionate and motivated Red Hat Certified System Administrator with an analytical approach to implement a network, install operating systems and resolve problems.
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