In George’s article he reviews the evaluation and selection process for an infrastructure as a services provider and what to look for in terms of collaboration, budgeting and futureproofing of resources. George’s impresses the importance of both buying managers and IT administrators to research enterprise application support, licensing costs, developer skill sets and provider security, in order to be sure that the provider suits an organization's needs.
Bill Saltys shares insight around:
Breadth of services
Both managers and admins should evaluate the level, number and depth of IaaS offerings before making a decision. "IaaS service providers should support customer enablement for innovation, including DevOps enablement for IT operations," said Bill Saltys, senior vice president of alliances at Apps Associates, a cloud consultancy.
Service quality and an IaaS provider's alignment with development and IT goals can help an organization drive down IT spending on operations and maintenance. It can also help shift focus to innovation and digital transformation, which is important for companies that want to stay competitive, Saltys said.
Audit provider security
It's crucial that IaaS providers have an independent certification for enterprise-level infrastructure security and compliance. Organizations -- and purchasing managers -- should clearly understand of the scope of security and governance from the IaaS provider to ensure nothing slips through the cracks and everything remains secure, said Saltys.
"While this may seem like an obvious step, it can be overlooked and is important when it comes to the safety and security of your company's data," Saltys said.
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