Cloud the data storage technology where data is stored in the servers and there is no need of any storage devices to store the data in the Cloud. It has lot of advantages such as you can access your documents, pictures, videos and many more files can be downloaded on any device and any place. Here are some steps which make you secure and protect from making mistakes, follow them before buying of Cloud Service application. Let us discuss them briefly.
Don’t be sure that the Cloud provides right policies and resources to secure your data. Because there are many Cloud providers which don’t have right resources and policies to secure the data, so before purchasing Cloud service you should make confirm about it. See that the Cloud provider will provide multiple levels of security, active identity management and embassy-grade physical security for data center. And also see that your data should not mingle with any database of that company.
You should not get trapped in such ecosystem in which you cannot add new and custom-built features easily in order to extend Cloud applications. Plain-vanilla functionality is adopted by most of the Cloud services. But some businesses prefer to have the fuse functionalities, as a service they need to look for a Cloud provider that has an open standard service. The chief research officers at consulting firm Ovum IT Tim Jennings states that “SaaS plus PaaS becomes strategically very important”.
Be careful that your Cloud provider should not isolate you in another data silo and don’t let them to force you to use only one Cloud service. In the form of isolated business applications, small bites of cloud are taken out by some companies. So before purchasing the service you need to ask the provider that can they provide integration of data with third party tool and about the cost that is associated with these integrations. Also you need to ask them about the standards of maintenance.
Upgrades and Modification:
You should not give the authority to the provider to decide how and when you will get upgrades. Rajan Krishnan who is vice president of Oracle group of cloud applications development said that a ready access can be given by the Cloud to innovation at a pace that your customers demand, but without disrupting your business. Oracle service allows the users to pick when you want to accept an upgrade. Also Oracle is allowing the flexibility to plan about the upgrades when their business dictates.
You should not allow your Cloud provider to involve you into applications that are written in a proprietary programming language. Along with that they should provide you all your required standards to keep your data secure.