July 26, 2017
In our last blog post , we discussed why choosing a legacy MSP vendor is unlikely to position you for success in your cloud migration. Today, we will provide a starter list of questions (with a more robust set of key considerations here) to help you identify the right Cloud-First MSP for your enterprise.
The three critical areas to discuss in detail with every vendor you consider are:
Ensure the leadership is strong and they have proven experience. Case studies and engagement with leading cloud providers is a great indicator of capability and depth. If the company
Sample Questions to Ask About the Company:
Before you sign any contracts, ensure you are clear about ownership and that your needs align with your vendor’s capability. Conflicts of interest are surprisingly common.
Sample Questions to Ask About Your Relationship with the MSP:
As they always say, “The best offense is defense.” Find an MSP that is proactive to minimize incidents and reacts quickly when they do occur.
Sample Questions to Assess Cloud Knowledge and Process:
With hundreds of companies suddenly seeking to enter the red-hot Cloud MSP arena, it can be extremely difficult to know which among them are qualified, unconflicted, and experienced. Choosing a Cloud Managed Services Provider (MSP) is an important decision that will help you improve the reliability and efficiency of your critical IT infrastructure. It doesn’t have to be a difficult choice. Disqualify yesterday’s MSPs and find MSPs who have fully embraced, and truly understand, operations in the cloud - and cloud-first infrastructure architecture. Cascadeo is one, but there are others like us out there. Choose wisely!