cloud buyers

Cloud Buyers Guide – Evaluating Cloud Solutions

Cloud Buyers, whether your business is a startup or a mature enterprise organization, cloud offers benefits in terms of performance, scalability and efficiency. Selecting the right public cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution requires thorough analysis regarding the level of security, control, customization and support for your business requirements.

An understanding of your use case requirements, along with research and planning, will help avoid some common Cloud Buyers mistakes.

Download this white paper to learn key considerations for evaluating cloud solutions, including:

  • Factors that affect scalability and performance
  • Weighing the benefits of managed services and self-service
  • Cost considerations that help avoid unexpected expenses
  • Advantages of an open source cloud platform

Cloud computing is a type of Internet-based computing that provides shared computer processing resources and data to computers and other devices on demand. It is a model for enabling ubiquitous, on-demand access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., computer networks, servers, storage, applications and services),[1][2] which can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort. Cloud computing and storage solutions provide users and enterprises with various capabilities to store and process their data in third-party data centers[3] that may be located far from the user–ranging in distance from across a city to across the world. Cloud computing relies on sharing of resources to achieve coherence and economy of scale, similar to a utility (like the electricity grid) over an electricitynetwork.