New white paper presents 20 key questions to help organizations with the cloud vendor selection process
Denver, CO, March 11, 2014 – HOSTING, a leader in the managed cloud services market, announced today that it has published a new white paper, 20 Questions to Ask When Selecting a Cloud Services Provider. To provide further insight into the topic, HOSTING will present a related webinar on March 20 at 12 p.m. EST. Both the paper and webinar aim to help small and medium businesses explore essential areas such as availability, recovery, compliance and migration when choosing a suitable cloud service provider.
Whether an organization is making its first foray into the cloud or switching to a new vendor, choosing the right cloud service provider is an important and complex decision. The white paper identifies the 20 most essential questions to ask to ensure a cloud partner’s services align with an organization’s operational objectives and long-term business goals.
“When planning for a move to a cloud service provider, you need to make sure you are uncovering potential pitfalls before they happen and planning for your current state and future state infrastructure needs,” said Art Zeile, CEO of HOSTING. “We’ve helped thousands of organizations work through this complex decision-making process and know the questions customers need to ask to ensure that the availability, flexibility and compliance needs of their business can be met – and met well – by the cloud service providers under evaluation.
20 Questions to Ask When Selecting a Cloud Services Provider whitepaper can be downloaded free of charge at http://www.hosting.com/resources/white-papers/20-questions-ask-selecting-cloud-service-provider. The associated webinar, wherein HOSTING will expand the analysis of each of the twenty questions and provide an opportunity for attendees to ask questions of their own, will be held on March 20 at 12:00 p.m. EST.
HOSTING builds and operates high performance clouds for business-critical applications. With a unique lifecycle approach and the industry’s best team, HOSTING helps organizations design, build, migrate, manage and protect their cloud-based environments. Leveraging enterprise-class networking and connectivity technologies, HOSTING provides the highest levels of compliance, availability, recovery, security and performance. HOSTING owns and operates six geographically dispersed data centers under an ITIL-based control environment validated for compliance against HIPAA, PCI DSS and SOC (formerly SAS 70) frameworks.
For more information, please visit www.HOSTING.com.