Migration to cloud computing platforms requires essential IT changes and sound knowledge of the latest technology. The decision-makers should visualize the migration as a business re-engineering process rather than an architectural change. With a plethora of options available, business leaders are often confused about which computing technology suits their needs. At this point, the consultant can help them to choose the service that will empower their current processes.
A cloud consultant should ask the following critical questions to help you define requirements.
- Do you care where your data is stored and how secure it is?
- Are your business processes well defined and are they efficient?
- How much downtime and delay can your business handle?
Knowing these questions will help the consultant find the best services for your business. Thus a consultant should present governance models, security models, performance models, process models and data models in addition to basic infrastructure.
It has certainly changed the dynamics of the IT industry. AWS and Microsoft remain the largest cloud providers inclusive of all services. But at the same time consultants play a huge role in empowering businesses to incorporate innovative solutions and market the cloud-based changes to suit the customers’ needs.