Cloud Independence – Giving You Flexibility and Freedom to Choose

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Cloud Independence – Giving You Flexibility and Freedom to Choose

Cloud | IT Infrastructure | Managed Services | MSP | vlog

Is Cloud Independence important? Time was when Cloud was simple: you did or you didn’t. If you did, there was a couple of big brands to choose between, and away it went. Not any more, at least not for anyone with a complex requirement. This video looks at the growing importance of Cloud independence and the need for businesses to maintain flexibility and freedom of choice.

There are three business reasons why independence in the Cloud matters for decision makers:

  • Costs and terms can become unacceptable as needs and usage develop:
    Change may come from the business and usage patterns shift, leading to significantly different costs those from expected. The end of free credits and other incentives may present the business with significant new costs. A provider may change the costs and terms of service, or even withdraw or change a service that’s become critically important.
  • Being locked-in denies freedom of choice and action:
    Most Cloud and hosting providers are make it easy to spin up new services, and some make it really hard to move away. Technology quirks, differential pricing and other techniques can create hurdles and barriers that constrain free decision making and agile action.
  • No one brand or provider is best at everything:
    Most big branded hyper-scalers offer a full range of services, but none excels at everything. As needs become more complex and diverse, a more pragmatic approach brings out superior performance and cost dynamics by bringing together the best services from whatever provider is best in each case.

Freedom of choice and action, agility and flexibility are all key to business decision makers as we navigate this bumpy world of opportunity and change. Cloud is a big part of this for many firms, and independence is crucial for the business. Cloud strategy and choices go beyond the technical specifications to include the needs of the business and the dynamics of change.

This 3.44min video outlines some of the operational Cloud challenges we can help with and the business benefit we can deliver.

 

Take a look at our Horizon Scan series of videos in which we discuss the business implications of tech decisions.

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