Feet On The Ground: A Practical Approach To The Cloud

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Type: 
Guideline
Author: 
Seth Anderson
Year: 
2014
Difficulty: 
Beginner
Tags: 
Technology, Cloud Storage
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When evaluating cloud storage providers, it is dangerous to assume such services are only storage and therefore uncomplicated or that requirements for storage are obvious and therefore inherently met by the service provider. Experience with any technology selection will prove the opposite. No two services are the same and the variance between services often represents the difference between successful implementation and a failed initiative. Never purchase a service without proper vetting; uninformed decisions risk loss of time, money, and even assets. These nine assessment criteria will help you get started in asking the right questions and making a practical, informed decision on using cloud storage for archival or preservation needs.