Open IT Forum: What should I ask my cloud storage vendor?

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Off-site storage is nothing new, but cloud storage is often seen as a different beast. What questions do you suggest companies ask their cloud storage vendor? Leave your suggestions or questions you wished you'd asked in the comments section, and we'll share 75 Knowledge Points with you!

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The most important question would be the storage space and reliability. SLA is yet another important question that would be raised by clients!  

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  • ErroneousGiant
    Top of my list would be backup strategy and DR plan. (among other things)
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  • carlosdl
    Carefully reading the SLA would be one of the first steps. Then, one should ask for clarification on any ambiguity found.
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  • Ad905
    Agreed on the SLA comment.
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  • coralbasie
    I've read a lot about hybrid cloud computing. That seems to be the most risky approach. I have lots of server capacity but I fear mixing n matching hosted apps for my data center and cloud apps for partners. Is there a way to balance failover?
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