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Cloud Service Providers Are Like Restaurants

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Cloud Service Providers Are Like Restaurants

Cloud services are getting cheaper, but you wouldn’t take a prospective client to dinner at McDonald’s would you? The same goes for some companies that will avoid putting a valuable business partner on a bargain-bin cloud.

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I like this analogy in this article from SD Times, Think of Clouds as Restaurants. Marty Puranik makes the point that as Cloud service providers cut costs in a ‘battle to the bottom’ to compete with each other, it’s far more important to look at the services they each provide rather than just the cost per unit of whatever.

Just as different diners choose different restaurants to satisfy different needs, so too will businesses choose hosting providers that offer the specific products and services they need to keep things running smoothly.

While some people will need a no-frills, low-price product, others will want help with legal compliance, hands-on customer service, or faster processing speeds.

--Marty Puranik

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