A cloud-first approach to business is becoming more and more popular – but that doesn’t mean it’s without its share of obstacles. What considerations should you keep in mind in terms of cloud strategy?
Why is a cloud-first strategy is so important? At this point, it’s almost less of a matter of innovation, so much as it is a matter of keeping up with how the modern business landscape is changing.
You may currently be offering the cloud as one of the many features of your managed services, but unfortunately, that soon won’t be good enough.
Cloud adoption is so widespread and so quickly growing that anything less than a cloud-first strategy won’t be enough to keep your business at the head of the pack.
More and more, customers are asking for the best cloud solution, and MSPs like yours are trying their best to provide it. In order to provide the best cloud strategy for customers, it has to be the sole focus of the business.
Otherwise, you’re a “jack of all trades, master of none.”
As noted recently on ZDNet, more and more businesses are taking note of this reality – Gartner reports that the worldwide amount spent on the cloud services will increase by 21.4 percent in 2018 to a total of $186.4 billion, up from $153.5 billion in 2017.
As more and more end users seek out cloud experts and cloud solutions, more and more businesses are hopping on the bandwagon, hoping to make a quick buck with basic, run-of-the-mill cloud services.
How can you separate the wheat from the chaff? It’s all about knowing what to look for.
7 Key Service Features to Look For in Your Cloud-First Partner:
No matter what you do, you know you need to be critical of the options available to you. With so many new players entering the cloud industry year after year, it’s important to properly research your options. If they don’t have everything you’re looking for, then move on to those that do.
By doing your homework and holding out for the right cloud-first match — a partner like CloudJumper — you’ll soon experience firsthand the extensive benefits that a robust and effective cloud solution will offer your MSP.
Like this article? Check out The Top 3 Obstacles To Cloud Adoption (And How They’ve Been Overcome!), What’s the Secret to CloudJumper’s Success? Or Managing Or Outsourcing The Cloud (Questions/Answers) to learn more.