27 Feb Selecting Cloud Hosting Partners: Top 3 Considerations
There is no shortage of articles floating around the web that talk about cloud computing, the benefits, the risks, advice on implementation. Most of these articles tend to focus on the end user, the business that uses the cloud for hosted management software for example. Less focus seems to be geared toward the solution providers who want to deliver their software over the cloud. Selecting cloud hosting partners is a critical step for these companies, so we have come up with a few things to consider before you settle on your hosting partner.
Avoid Cloud Hosting Failure by carefully evaluating the organizational structure of the hosting partner. Hosting providers with complicated corporate hierarchy are less likely to provide quality after-sale services and are more likely to be a challenge just to get someone on the phone who is familiar with your needs. With a dedicated point of contact your needs are likely to bet more efficiently and gives you the reassurance that your hosting partner is invested in the success of your company.
Cloud Services Investment and Improvement is a top trait to look for in a hosting partner. Don’t settle for an organization that offers cloud hosting as a cherry-on-top service. Look for a company who is completely focused on hosting cloud SaaS solution for partners and end users. Find a partner who has a long track record of continued investment and improvement in cloud hosting.
Business hosting needs and customer hosting needs go hand in hand. You need to have your organization’s needs met and maintaining a reputation as a solid provider is one of those needs. So trusting your reputation to a cloud partner takes some consideration. The triangular relationship of solution provider, hosting partner and end user has created an increased demand for trust in IT. Choose a company with a long history of reliability in the cloud. True, cloud computing has only been in the mainstream for a few years but there are partners who have been delivering reliable consistent and affordable cloud hosting services for more than ten years.