Once you find a Cloud services provider willing and able to precisely design and customize Cloud capabilities to address your organization’s unique needs, you can put your organization on the path to achieving the flexibility, scalability, cost reductions, efficiencies, redundancy, and disaster recovery protections it needs — without overspending on overcapacity.
In particular, a provider able to customize your Cloud services can address your security concerns with an over-arching services contract and service-level agreement (SLA) explicitly written for your organization that incorporates your requirements and lays out …
- How security is achieved
- Levels of privacy protection
- Where your data is located
- Details of how your data and co-tenancy are managed (if you opt for a shared- tenancy environment)
- Who owns the data
- What data controls are in place
- How your data will be restored in event of disaster
- How long before your processes are up and running again
- Who at the Cloud services provider has what sort of access to your data
And if you’re wondering how this plays out in the real world, check out my next blog, when I’ll report on the results achieved by a company that chose to shape its own Cloud.
Related Cloud Solution Posts:
Cloud Computing Solutions
Cloud Feasibility Assessment