Is Moving to Cloud is Needed ? Probably this is one of the most asked question. The next probably is which Cloud Service Provider is the better option ? Focus on a useful methodology to achieve your desired result in a cost effective way. This guide focuses on two parts – Is Moving to Cloud is Needed and if it is granted, Which Service Provider you will choose.
Is Moving to Cloud is Needed ?
The use of Cloud Computing creates an organizational change, how much it depends on the field, way of integration and target audience. For most used (rather searched for the question – Is Moving to Cloud is Needed) need is IaaS, that is a Cloud Server, where the needed organizational change is practically very less.
Many questions arises like skills, needed resources to enable these services whether networks, associated undertakings (SLAs, privacy, security etc. points) or the adaptation of the organization’s data centers and existing infrastructure, both by the cloud computing service providers and the end customers. With Cloud Computing, the Service Management process may involve organizational administration services to change, it might be different from that previously used.
These three main service models of Cloud Computing (SaaS, PaaS and IaaS), has direct impact on the level of service, governance and security. Regarding the level of the service, the provider provides a service catalog that defines services according to the function, the SLA associated with this service, responsiveness, latency, and other performance metrics.
If you expect a sudden gush of traffic, if you have the possibility of need of more computing resource unpredictably or the reverse, a Cloud VPS might be the right solution for you. The decision for the question – Is Moving to Cloud is Needed, basically better be answered by yourself, you can read this article on Cloud Computing Service Models for better understanding the solutions.
Is Moving to Cloud is Needed ? If Yes, Which Service Provider ?
This is a difficult to answer question, because we are against affiliate links. In general, try to find the reputation of the Company rather than checking the costs, read the SLA etc. For this website’s guides and tutorials, we usually use these Cloud Service Providers :
IaaS : Mainly Rackspace for Cloud VPS. It is because we probably use all kind of services (mostly managed) from Rackspace, hourly billing makes our bill to increase by few cents on the next month, excellent support etc. Very rarely we use Amazon, HP etc.
PaaS : Heroku is our choice. Because its free up to a level and has command line access via git. We have lot of articles and guides. We also use AppFog, Red Hat OpenShift. Rackspace Cloud Sites among aPaaS.
SaaS : Google Apps (when it was free), DropBox (it basically becomes PaaS in our guides).
This is what we use for tutorials and guides, it is not a recommendation list.