The cloud is complex. Getting the most from the cloud – and your investment – means understanding a myriad of configurations, instance types, storage options, availability zones, and pricing plans. And they’re constantly changing.
Here are 3 essential things to keep in mind in order to maximize your cloud services:
Bridge the Knowledge Gap
There is an underlying knowledge base required of your IT team that is different when you move to the cloud. They need to know how to design, architect, and manage a new environment that runs differently from a traditional on-premise infrastructure. If you don’t have the expertise, maximizing cloud services will be impossible.
Do an Infrastructure Analysis
An in-depth data analysis can make a huge difference for companies migrating to the cloud and optimizing your cloud environments once there. Running a detailed performance analysis on computer, storage, and network resources that includes metrics such as observed peak CPU utilization, storage capacity, and IOPS is essential for optimization.
Consider a Cloud Services Partner
Cloud principles and architecture are unique compared to traditional on-premises practices. Internal IT resources may not necessarily understand the shifts and trends of today’s technology landscape. There’s quite a bit of business opportunity sacrificed without leveraging cloud expertise. Businesses can and do suffer downtime as a result of making the move to the cloud without having the on-staff experience to design and manage that transition.
If you are choosing a cloud service provider, look to Nortec Communications.
Nortec Communications is a leading managed service provider in Washington D.C., Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Since 1991, we have worked with businesses of every size, offering comprehensive cloud services, unified communications solutions, and network security solutions. At Nortec, we’re committed to giving each of our customers an IT advantage by streamlining infrastructure management and unified communications with cloud-based, on premise, and hybrid solutions.
For more information on how Nortec can revolutionize your IT experience, contact us.