Common Concerns of Enterprises Considering Cloud Deployment
Cloud Security Risks
Security, performance and SLAs (service level agreements) are often the biggest barriers to cloud adoption. When considering cloud solutions, proposed changes to your existing production environments bring risks and complications that must be carefully scrutinized and addressed. And your existing security policies and procedures often must be adapted to fit the cloud model you’ve chosen to implement.
Cloud Control Issues
When you turn over applications or your platform infrastructure to a public cloud provider, you give up much of the control you’re used to having. Whether IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, you may have no control over the operating system, security features or the ability to implement patches and upgrades, and more.
Other Cloud Deployment Complications
Other typical cloud deployment complications may include issues with printing, scanning, file sharing, bandwidth, and migrating your line-of-business applications. Still other concerns include loss of control over enterprise and customer data. These are just a few of the reasons many organizations are opting for private or hybrid clouds.
Evaluating Your Cloud Options and Implications
Evaluating your cloud options and their implications can be daunting. Because a cloud deployment touches many aspects of your IT environment, there are numerous questions to be answered, SLA’s to be reviewed, contingencies to consider, readiness evaluations and implementation plans to be made. It helps to have experienced members on your team.
Continental Resources (ConRes) engineers and architects each average over 8 years experience and spend 20% of every year training in the latest technologies from our partners. Having been in business for more than 50 years, we understand how technology decisions impact the success of the entire organization and we know how to be successful.
We know the right questions to ask to get to the crux of the matter…without wasting your time or your money. Walk us through your current situation. What challenges are you facing? What prompted you to consider a cloud solution?
As part of our recommendation, we’ll identify potential business improvements that a cloud solution would address, how it would do so, and the expected results – all while identifying and quantifying your costs and benefits.