If you’re in a sophisticated IT shop, you’re already familiar with IT outsourcing. Your knowledge of this market gives you a leg up when you’re shopping for a service provider. You already have a bank of the right questions to ask.
But what happens when you’re moving an application to a cloud environment? The fact that a shared, multitenant environment will host your application introduces a whole different set of questions to ask. As part of the due diligence process, you’ve got to identify a wide range of capabilities you require from your cloud service provider.
How do you do this? Look to the online Intel Cloud Finder tool. This tool incorporates knowledge we’ve gained from working with Intel IT and our service provider partners to identify best practices in cloud environments and the characteristics of enterprise-grade cloud solutions.
When you visit this site you are first asked questions to define your required and desired features for your Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution. You don’t have to come up with a list of questions. We’ve done that for you.
When you complete the search process, the tool compares your responses to the services available from a select number of reputable IaaS providers worldwide and returns matching results. With the click of a mouse, you can learn more about the providers and reach out to them to take the next step.
Billy Cox is the general manager of a new, emerging software business at Intel.