Five tips to choose your Cloud

By : |May 31, 2009 0

BANGLORE, INDIA: As more and more data is moving into the cloud, presenting here, five tips to go by before selecting one.

Performance – Many cloud storage platforms only provide 2-3 Mb/sec, which is fine for most backup and archiving use cases, but is likely not sufficient for production data.

Ease of integration – Most cloud storage products provide proprietary APIs for integration. This means you will need to specifically develop for that cloud storage platform. This makes integration more difficult and increases switching costs.

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Where you want your data – Most cloud products do not offer specific locations for data to reside. In fact, these companies offer the data “in the cloud” as if “the cloud” were a location rather than an access medium. 

Flexibility – One of the most appealing features of cloud storage is the flexibility of its on-demand design, which manifests itself in two primary traits: scalability and elasticity. 

Usage-based billing – Paying only for what you use is certainly appealing.  Cloud platforms should offer simple and predictable monthly bills.

Source: The Hosting News Feed

Read the full version here: Benefits of Cloud Storage – Episode 188

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