We will love to have IT Managers' and CIOs comments to enrich this recompilation of the best practices on Cloud Computing implementation! To start here there are 2 important factors to consider when implementing Cloud Computing:
- Security: As we have seen in previous posts this is the main topic debated when talking about Cloud Computing implementation. The Best Practice here is to be sure that the provider you chose have specialist in charge of the security 24/7 besides the normal setup and maintenance processes. Is worth to read about the Cloud Security Alliance a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and to provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing. The Cloud Security Alliance is led by a broad coalition of industry practitioners, corporations, associations and other key stakeholders.
- Choosing the Cloud Provider: The best practice here is to choose a renowned vendor in the industry. The more growth to the provider the more negotiation space you will have. Make sure you have SLAs (Service Level Agreements). Investigating the reliability and viability of a cloud provider is one of the most complex areas faced when managing the cloud. How to choose the right Cloud Computing Service Provider for Dummies.
Here there are some more recompilations of Best Practices in Cloud Computing but we will like to enrich this recompilation with yours!!