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Cloud:  Training for a marathon; not a race

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We hear it every day – technology is continually changing and there is no sign of it slowing down any time soon.  With the continual change comes the high price of keeping technology up to date to meet demands and upgrades.  More and more businesses turn to cloud providers to help them with these rising demands and help keep the rising costs under control.  So you are off to the race with planning, design, development, testing and finally implementation.  But the race doesn’t stop there; it has only begun.

Once you hand the day to day management of your infrastructure over to the cloud provider of your choice there is still work to be done.  You are no longer sprinting to meet “go live” deadlines; you are pacing yourself for the marathon. You have to start looking toward the future.

Future Success starts with:

      Management – Refer to your business plan to ensure you continue to solve challenges and manage the relationship with your cloud provider

      Planning – Continually plan for your future including organizational changes, future business drivers and new technology implementations. 

      Monitoring – Beyond uptime and SLA agreements, watch for bursting and make sure your cloud is scaling up, as well as down, to avoid budget issues and truly pay for what you use.

You aren’t running this marathon on your own – your cloud provider will be with you every step of the way.  It is a partnership, one that should help you take your IT infrastructure to a new level of performance and help you achieve your business strategy.  So what are you waiting for, lace up those running shoes and let’s get started.  Check out the cloud solutions available at First National Technology Solutions by visiting www.fnts.com/cloud.

Or, download our guide to learn more about implementing a cloud solution.

The CIO's Guide to Implementing a Cloud Solution