How to choose the right cloud provider and solution

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Once you’ve tackled the challenge of understanding if you should move to the public cloud, you’re faced with the next big question: which cloud provider and solution will meet my business’ needs?

There are many major providers in the market with their own unique features, each having their own strengths and weaknesses. It is important to understand the basics of all available offerings so you do not complete a majority of your migration project to find out you picked a suboptimal solution.

Database Platform as a Service offerings are very tempting because they enable developers to roll out their own database infrastructure in minutes with minimal management overhead. However, this same amount of flexibility also comes with the challenges of picking the right tool, on the right provider and with the proper expectations.

This presentation explores these solutions by discussing:

  • What Database-as-a-Service means
  • The key providers and their offerings
  • The primary purpose and strengths of each offering
  • Things to watch out for per provider

This presentation is perfect for anyone who is still deciding if the cloud is right for them. By listening to this presentation, you can begin to narrow down which technologies are best suited to meet your project’s unique requirements.

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What comes next?

Now that you have chosen the right technology, are you ready to start planning your cloud project? If so, check out this proven five phase framework that our cloud experts follow to reduce risks and avoid costly mistakes associated with a cloud migration project.

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Microsoft Data Platform MVP and SQL Server MCM, Warner has been recognized by his colleagues for his ability to remain calm and collected under pressure. His transparency and candor enable him to develop meaningful relationships with his clients, where he welcomes the opportunity to be challenged. Originally from Costa Rica, Warner is fluent in English and Spanish and, when he isn’t working, can be found watching movies, playing video games, and hosting board game nights at Pythian.

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