Cloud Consulting Business

Cloud Consulting Business
Cloud Consulting Business
August 12, 2019

With cloud computing, storing data, managing hardware and software becomes the responsibility of an experienced vendor and the shared infrastructure is on pay per use basis which gets upgraded automatically.

Why Cloud consulting?

The premise that a single technology decision could effect varied enterprise functions, which makes it both critical and difficult in a rapidly emerging and continuously changing IT landscape.

Core Technologies Services Inc., therefore, considers Cloud consulting to be the ultimate solution to analyze the changes risks and opportunities that the Cloud model brings to an enterprise. This analysis is important as they are unique to client’s needs, technology landscape, and IT strategy.

Our cloud consulting offerings support your decision-making process and we have the expertise for the correct IT strategy and evaluations to cloud deployment, solutions and technology decisions.

As a Cloud consultant, CoreIT can advise on all types of cloud platforms such as public cloud, private cloud, and hybrid cloud and based on the needs of an organization and the strategy crafted, SaaS, PaaS, and/or IaaS platform for optimum performance and achieving enterprise goals.

Cloud consulting can be explained as a systematic process adopted by business consultants to help businesses adopt cloud-based services through an appropriate explanation of its benefits. Following are the important capabilities that an enterprise must look for in a cloud consultant:

Proper System access: At the beginning of a project, consultants must ensure a secure login that is not shared with any personnel, contractor or third-party application or data source.  This policy is often a good practice as it reduces insecure leaks or any other problems.

Data and system configuration backup: backing up system data and metadata is absolutely critical. Consultants must ensure a complete system data back up to ensure that they are on the right track while performing speed impact analysis. This lowers the risk of destructive errors and this practice should be undertaken at the end of every test or trial run. The backup data often proves to be an incredible source of error analysis in the discovery phase. 

Sandboxes: A virtual space in which new or untested software or coding can be run securely is known as Sandbox. For system development, integration and migration work, a sandbox or multiple sandboxes are essential for safe and efficient work.  For this paying, the platform vendor is necessary and must be considered as a project cost.

Logs: Configuration logs are actually very important in knowing the changes in the history of an application of software. Simply put it is the documentation of a code and the changes made to it. Usually, developers find it tedious to document such things it becomes haphazard to track any changes made to a code over a period of time. Therefore a consultant must maintain personal logs of each personnel and this can be done in a simple spreadsheet document or a time card or any other medium you use that can be used as a part of institutional memory. Back-tracking on a design decision becomes simple and easy once these logs are maintained correctly.

SLAs: This is one of the most obvious parts of the project where Cloud service providers must know about both on-site and off-site resources.  Consultants need to inculcate habits in clients that direct everyone to using project collaboration platform so that communication becomes transparent and every aspect is covered.  Mutual agreements and minutes agreed upon must be part of every communication/ meeting so that an SLA can be framed for project deployment.

Signoffs: Sign off is a mutual agreement between the service provider/consultant and the client. And this phase does not mean that the sign off happens at the end of a project. In fact, signoffs happen at every discovery phase. This brings in transparency as well as efficiency eliminating the conflict of interest or arguments if things go awry. Significant project milestones such as “feature completed” or “data imported” at the end of each sprint are usually recorded for a more crystal clear analysis/ test run for the future.

CoreIT is a competent consulting partner that can transform your business by adding value to your services via Cloud-based systems. Do reach out to us today to know more.