In this article, George looks at as you expand your infrastructure, you might use service providers for certain components. Make sure you get a comprehensive SLA that addresses responsibilities, costs and security. Our own Bill Saltys weighs in on pricing structure.
Organizations should also consider the pricing structure within the agreement, said Bill Saltys, senior vice president of alliances at Apps Associates, a cloud consultancy.
The IaaS agreement should provide full transparency into the cost and pricing structure, and not include any hidden fees. Use this pricing data to conduct a total cost of ownership and ROI analysis that includes an assessment of the planned workloads and clearly define what you will run on the infrastructure.
Look beyond commodity pricing and investigate the entire deal's structure, including length of contract, annual increases and automated, post-agreement charges. This way, all involved parties understand the full picture of every cost as well as who is liable for certain fees, Saltys said.
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