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3 Questions To Ask Before Choosing A Cloud Provider

Mohammed NaserMohammed Naser

Upgrading to cloud computing can give your company a serious edge in the face of fierce competition. Companies who want to work more efficiently and deliver a better customer experience have been looking towards cloud technology for solutions.

Choosing a cloud provider for your business or organization is a big step. Upgrading to cloud computing can give your company a serious edge in the face of fierce competition. Companies who want to work more efficiently and deliver better customer experience have been looking towards cloud technology for solutions. There's a wide range of bespoke options to suit a variety of needs. The first big question starts with finding a provider that works for you.

Many industries, from agriculture to gaming have been taking the leap into the cloud and are currently experiencing vast benefits. For instance, increased security, reduced cost and easier access for those who need it most. These are are some of the most significant gains of switching to a cloud solution.

When it comes to choosing a provider for your cloud solution you want to make sure you're making the right decision. Therefore, we've compiled three key questions that you need to ask before choosing a provider that's right for you.

Does This Provider Offer The Services You Need?

Sometimes a menu of services can feel like an extensive menu at a restaurant. When you're looking at a list comprised of Kubernetes, serverless computing, databases, artificial intelligence, machine learning, virtual machines and more, it's easy to become overwhelmed.

Our best advice would be to stay focused on what services you need. It's easy to become distracted by a wide range of choices, but at the end of the day, these services have to be the right fit for your business or organization. Ask your potential provider for details about their services and map them into your short and long term plans.

Do you need some advice on where to start? At VEXXHOST we offer a wide range of services and can help you determine what the best course of action is for your business or organization.

What Level Of Support Are You Looking For?

Secondly, in order to determine the amount of support that your business may need you'll need to review your budget and other resources. Everything from how much time you have to dedicate to your cloud to technical experience can be determining factors in levels of support.

At VEXXHOST we offer three different levels of support to accommodate you. Ranging from One-Time Deployment, Support and Fully-Managed. We welcome all businesses of varying scales. It doesn't matter if you're a start-up or an international corporation, our rich OpenStack experience allows us to give you the support that you need to succeed.

Will My Data Be Secure?

When it comes to your data you want to make sure that it's secure. Finding a cloud provider that you trust is a fundamental aspect of choosing the right fit for you. As you know, when it comes to storing and accessing large amounts of data securely through your business, cloud services are some of the most secure options for your data. Ask questions about your cloud provider's data centers. Find out about their security measures and what they are doing to ensure that your data is safe.

We have data centers in Montreal, Quebec and in Santa Clara, California. Network security is one of our biggest priorities at VEXXHOST. This is why we have an SSAE-16 facility, which undergoes yearly SOC Type 2 audits. We also have security staff on-site 24/7/365 with HD cameras throughout the facilities. Furthermore, our data centers have dual-factor authentification through either biometric or physical access controls. We believe in empowering our cloud services with the highest security precautions so you can rest easy knowing your data is safe at all times.

Bonus: Choosing A Cloud Provider

Finally, before committing to a cloud vendor you need to make sure that they will be able to deliver according to your needs. Introducing a private cloud solution into your IT ecosystem, either on its own or in tandem with a public cloud, allows your business to stay competitive in today's fiercely competitive world.

Moreover, by placing your trust in VEXXHOST you're trusting in our many years of experience. Whether it's a public or private cloud, on-premise or hosted by us, you can rest easy knowing that we can fully manage your cloud or provide support as needed.

Begin your cloud journey with confidence and contact our experts to learn more about how VEXXHOST can help you build, manage and support your cloud solution.

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