New to Cloud Computing? Here’s what you Should Know – Part 2

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With two Microsoft data centres set to open in South Africa in the coming year, it’s hard to ignore the fact that cloud is here (it has been for a while). While some remain hesitant it’s worth noting that given the state of technology today, it’s clear that when used in the right context, cloud computing and can be effectively leveraged with tangible benefits and real value.

If you’ve just decided to dip your toes in the cloud computing pool you may want to keep the nine tips in this three-part post in mind.

Partner with a trusted cloud hosting service provider

Because of the rapid deployment of cloud finding a provider is fairly easy, just make sure you do your research; speak to companies you know who have made the move and find out who they’ve worked with. Get as many recommendations as possible and then make your decision. The Microsoft Trust Centre has plenty of examples of how their cloud solutions comply to standards globally, ensuring your data is secure, safe and never shared.

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Strategix cloud hosting solutions provides several attractive benefits for your company by enabling you to consume computer resources as a utility – just like electricity – rather than having to build and maintain IT infrastructures on-premise.  Extending into the cloud should expand your options without adding complexity allowing you to meet changing business needs with greater flexibility.

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Get a custom solution

If you want your move to the cloud to be successful, you need a solution that talks to your businesses’ challenges. This means giving the one-size-fits-all approach the boot. If your cloud hosting partner doesn’t provide custom solutions it’s time to move on.

Look at the costs

Cost is something that cannot be ignored so before you migrate look at how much you are currently paying and compare that to the costs of migrating to the cloud. Ensure that you can move to the cloud if not don’t rush into anything you don’t want to risk your business’s solvency for a move to the cloud. With that said a move may seem costlier on paper but when you look at the benefits it may pay off in the long run.

Don’t miss part three of our post where we look at more tips and tricks to help you survive your cloud journey.

The Strategix cloud hosting solution offerings provide you with the peace of mind that your businesses online infrastructure is secure, fast and infinitely scalable.  Our cloud server environments are hosted at sophisticated data centres, with the latest redundancies and security measures in place.

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