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Tips for Choosing the Best Technology Partner - Part 2: Cloud

Picking the right technology partner can be a daunting task. You want to make sure this is the start of a long lasting successful partnership. In this new blog series, we will explore some of the top questions to address when picking a specific partner. In part 2 of our series, we will take a look at some questions to ask a potential Cloud partner. Did you miss part 1? Check out our tips for choosing an SAP Partner..

Cloud computing is becoming a normal part of everyday business. You need a cloud partner you can trust. A successful Cloud partner is determined by a number of factors, and selecting the right provider is high on the list. Here are a few important questions to ask when selecting a cloud partner?

1. Which cloud services do you provide? Know what you are looking for. Many cloud vendors offer different solutions and services. Do you want to work with a cloud vendor that does a little of everything or a vendor that a specific focus on a service such as storage or Big Data?

What Does Approyo offer?

Approyo is focused on Big Data with SAP. Through SAP HANA, S/4HANA and other solutions, we make big data worry-free by handling your licensing, cloud environments, backup, support and ongoing services. This enables customers to experience the benefits of digital transformation without disruption, while minimizing cost and risk.

2. How long will it take to implement a cloud solution? It’s important to know how long it will take the provider to implement your solution. Obviously the scope of the project can impact this greatly but this is a good opportunity to review case studies and talk with other customers. You don’t want to be stuck waiting a long time to implement a project.

What Does Approyo offer?

Approyo can have you up and running in a certified SAP HANA environment quickly, sometimes in just minutes or hours. Our cloud environments are built from the ground up for SAP HANA, S/4HANA, Hadoop and other technology solutions. Our solutions and experience allow for fast implementation and increased flexibly for customers of all shapes and sizes.

3. Security in the Cloud – Cloud security is one of the most discussed items in the technology world today. You need to understand where the data centers are locations, what security certifications are in place and how secure the cloud is. Your data is very important to your business and you need to have full confidence that it is as secure as possible.

What Does Approyo offer?

Security is very important to us. In fact, Approyo CEO Chris Carter was recently quoted in Talkin Cloud in an article about Cloud Security and has produced a number of videos talking about the Security.

Our environments are certified with SAP and recently, we achieved a new certification status for the Cloud. We use tier III data center facilities with our partner, PCM. These are purpose built Tier III facilities defined by the Uptime Institute’s tiered classification system. These enterprise class hosting facilities provide security-rich, controlled environments and high availability design features for business critical applications environments that need protected against natural disasters, power outages, network issues and unauthorized access.

SSAE 16 and PCI DSS purpose built Tier III data centers adhere to strict operational standards and offers a security-rich, controlled environment designed from the ground up for high availability.

Next steps…If you have an upcoming Cloud project and need a great partner but are unsure about the options available for your business, Approyo offers in-depth, advisory meetings to help you explore the most suitable option available for your business. For more information, contact us….

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