Doing your research is one thing, hiring a cloud consultant is whole other grey area often over looked.
As always, we recommend doing your research on several cloud providers in order to be sure you are getting a deal that best suits you, but sometimes it’s difficult to find something that best suits your needs when you aren’t entirely sure what your needs may be down the road. Which is why we have cloud consultants.
Just like you would when buying a piece of property, it’s important to have someone in your corner fighting for your best interests. Think of the cloud as a new house.
If you were purchasing a house you would do research on your own, but you’d also want a professional who knows the market to help you out. Which is why you would want the help of a cloud consultant. It’s one thing to do the research, and learn about the products out there, but an unbiased industry professional will help you realize not only the full potential of the product, but also what your most important needs are.
With any kind of consultant it’s important to have an outsider assess what your strengths and weaknesses are. By going this route, your consultant will be able to see problems where you may not, giving you a better understanding of where your real needs lie.
You can do all of the research in the world, but no amount will account for years of experience in an industry. It’s important to find an unbiased person to give you the inside scope on the world of cloud computing, especially when you’re already managing a growing busy. Just like you would an important decision, hire outside help (usually you can even find one for free) that already knows the industry to guide you through your potential purchase and help assess your needs.
Check back for next week’s article where we tell you how to find the best cloud consultants!