When it comes to the cloud, make sure your outlook and your business stays sunny.
You’ve probably already weighed your options for bringing the cloud to your company but which is the right choice for your business? How do the “big boys” such as Amazon and Microsoft stack up against a more reasonably priced and local solution? Is it really a simple matter of getting what you pay for or are you paying too much for something you’re not getting?
When it comes to software, the old adage, “the bigger they are, the harder they fall” can sometimes be applied. In this case, providers such as Microsoft and Amazon are potential targets for hackers, where a smaller independent cloud solution may pose less of a security risk since it flies under the radar for internet ne’er do wells. The customer service and support for the bigger brands may also have lag and latency issues, especially if there is an issue effecting a myriad of customers. A smaller more niche-based server set-up may be able to resolve your issues more quickly since they are better able to focus on clients individually.
The next thing that you need to consider is pricing. The smaller companies already price their offerings at competitive rates and are not playing the price war game, unlike the bigger companies. The smaller cloud providers can offer something that the bigger guys can’t– simplicity. And while a larger provider may seem more stable, with it’s flashy brand name, a smaller provider may be just the thing you need to put your business ahead without paying for all the fancy packaging.
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