PICKING THE RIGHT ENVIRONMENT
Picking the right cloud environment is akin to choosing the right home.
At various stages in life, we can decide that our current place of residence no longer suits our lifestyle, budget or familial circumstances. Whether it’s a desire to live nearer the mountains to ski, the arrival of a new baby, divorce, retirement or financial pressures that force our rethink, we’ll typically adapt to suit our current circumstances, either by renovating, perhaps taking on a lodger to help with the bills, or by moving home entirely.
Your home (or environment) of choice has to meet your current needs.
There will be adequate security (locks, alarms); so that only those you explicitly provide access to can get in. Inside, there will need to be adequate storage for your possessions, which in the case of a new-born will typically swell in size very quickly (stroller, toys, cot), and all of the fixtures and fittings will work reliably: power, lights, internet, running water, etcetera.
A good cloud environment, whether it be AWS, Google Cloud or Azure, performs much the same function for your business. It ensures that all of your bespoke IT needs are being met: space, security, reliability.
Better still – unlike those times when you find yourself needing to either extend your home or downsize - AWS, Azure and Google Cloud will automatically expand or contract your cloud environment to cater for the exact volume of space you currently need. As a business, you benefit from the best of both worlds, saving on mortgage payments during those times you need a smaller home, whilst providing adequate space when you want to throw that lavish garden party!