If your company is moving parts of its business to the cloud, you’re probably realising that it’s not all that simple. Working with many cloud service providers means managing multiple relationships. In fact, if you’re trying to save money or gain efficiency, you’ll have more success if you have a little help ensuring that you get what you pay for and maybe a little bit more.
Most enterprises are already negotiating multiple contracts with multiple cloud service providers. And multiple contracts mean multiple payments, multiple passwords, multiple data streams, and multiple providers to check up on. That leads to questions about how you make those services work together, or how you unify all your efforts so you can get maximum effectiveness and efficiency.
A cloud services brokerage is a third party company or entity that adds value to cloud services on behalf of cloud service consumers. Their goal is to make the service more specific to a company, or to integrate or aggregate services, to enhance their security, or to do anything which adds a significant layer of value (i.e. capabilities) to the original cloud services being offered.
The Hybrid vs All Flash storage debate has been a long one and will go on for many years to come. The main argument is that as Flash/Solid State Drive costs are reducing so what’s the point of having spinning SAS if I can afford All Flash?
Well….there will always be a requirement to save costs and sometimes there just isn’t a requirement for all out performance right now for our clients. With Hybrid storage you can tier the applications that require the performance IOPS to the Flash disks and still have adequate performance for Applications that do not need as much on the spinning disks. This provides a balance between cost and performance that many of our customers look for and many vendors are moving to.
With NetApp now offering the FAS2600 Hybrid Series, EMC offering the VNXe3200 Hybrid, HP offering the MSA2052 and many others offering Hybrid solutions, the choice has grown for our clients and it has become easier to balance the cost with performance.
As mentioned at the beginning, the debate will be on-going but the choices are more and with Qual offering advice on the best fit for you and your company the decision will be easier and less time consuming.
At Qual we believe that customer service is in fact the glue that holds our organisation together and we very much pride ourselves on our customer relationships, how cliché you’re probably thinking ….
However we’ve all experienced bad customer service at some point and have then gone on to vent our frustrations to all around us, the truth is bad customer service spreads like wildfire…
At Qual we’re here to ensure you receive the highest level of service possible, we aim to be here for all your IT needs, here to help you make cost effective decisions and assist in the correct use of a solution. Along with assistance in planning, installation, training, troubleshooting, maintenance, upgrading, and disposal of solutions.
And if for any reason we cannot assist I can guarantee you will still have enjoyed speaking with us :)