Avoiding Cloud Lock In

Data Outside the Cloud

Sounds counter intuitive. Everyone’s trying to improve agility by getting to the cloud. Why would you consider keeping data outside the cloud?

The answer is that data storage is the most expensive part of cloud adoption, and the hardest thing to move once it is in the cloud. By locating your data on a storage facility that has a high speed connection to ALL the clouds, you can drive down storage costs AND move from one cloud to the other, or even have services from multiple clouds affordably. ITB helps customers evaluate their options, and provisions solutions ranging from customer managed to completely outsourced.

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Strategic Use of Backup

Even the cloud needs to be backed up. The question is, to where?

Cloud providers would of course like you to leverage their Cloud as a backup target. But is that the best option for YOU? By backing up to a different cloud, or to a co-location service with high speed access to all the clouds, customers can arrive at lower costs and improved options for moving services from one cloud provider to another. ITB helps customers understand which tools and targets make the most sense for them, and implements solutions that range from customer managed to completely outsourced.

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The Cloud Doesn’t Negotiate

On premise, you can negotiate performance and other guarantees with vendors. Few customers will have that luxury in the Cloud. How do you protect yourself?

The answer is technical excellence. Understand terms, conditions and SLA’s of the services you plan to consume, and build into your technical design the means to overcome any risk factors to your organization’s ability to protect data and provide mission critical services.

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