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10 things to consider before deploying a cloud

(Jack Wallen, TechRepublic) If you’re planning to set up a cloud, be forewarned: The process could turn out to be time consuming, complicated, and expensive. Jack Wallen shares his cloud deployment experiences.

Are you thinking about setting up a cloud for deployment in your business or enterprise? Have you planned it out yet? If so, how far have you gotten with it? If you haven’t begun the setup process, check out this list of things to consider before you start deploying that cloud. It might confirm your belief that you’re on the right track — but it could persuade you otherwise.
  1. Time is always an issue
  2. Hardware needs are huge
  3. The process is difficult
  4. Network speed can be a pain
  5. Cost is a deal breaker
  6. Image(s) is(are) everything
  7. Reliability will bring you down
  8. Security is not on duty
  9. It’s not environmentally sound
  10. Platform agnosticism is not a religion


 
 
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