Trailblazers know what they want from cloud providers

In addition to leading along the path to value in the cloud, our Trailblazers have a more sophisticated understanding of cloud services providers. We’ve already seen how Trailblazers overwhelmingly use SLAs and internal audits to manage the quality and integrity of their cloud services. But how do they choose a cloud provider in the first place?

How important are the following qualities in a cloud services provider? (Top 2 box scores) Click to enlargeWindstreamTrailblazers5Whereas the rest of our respondents are much more concerned about price, Trailblazers’ priorities reflect their cloud sophistication.

By valuing factors like scalability, SLAs, and pre-sales engineering, Trailblazers are more likely to get the most value from a cloud provider, and make their cloud migration successful.  Next we will look at what Trailblazers see as distinguishing factors between cloud services providers.

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