Developers, Here’s How to Choose the Right Cloud Computing Provider

Published on 13 October 2023

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The high demand for cloud computing services has fueled the growth of various cloud providers. However, to maximize the benefits of cloud computing, enterprises must choose the right cloud provider to ensure business success and efficiency.   

On the one hand, the wide range of cloud services, both domestic and international, certainly gives enterprises more options to choose the provider that best suits their business needs. However, too many choices can also lead to confusion.  

In this article, CDT details a number of important factors to consider when choosing a cloud computing provider that meets your needs. 

Why Should You Choose the Right Cloud Service Provider?

Choosing the right cloud computing provider is a challenging task because there are many factors to consider as it is closely related to business continuity. This cannot be separated from the performance of cloud services, which can have a direct impact on end users and operational efficiency. 

One of the reasons for using cloud computing is to avoid downtime or outages, so it is very important to choose a cloud computing provider that has a good reliability record so as not to harm the business.   

In addition, data and system security is very important in a cloud environment, especially with the increase in cyber-attacks. Ensuring that cloud computing providers have strong security measures such as dual authentication data encryption to protect data is also a key consideration.   

In conclusion, choosing a cloud computing provider is a strategic decision that will affect your operations and technology direction for the long term, so it is important to do so carefully and thoughtfully. 

Read: What Content Delivery Network is, How It Works, and Its Benefits 

5 Tips for Choosing the Right Cloud for Developers

With the growing popularity of cloud-based storage, many parties are offering this service with a number of benefits, such as unlimited storage. However, you should consider the following five things before choosing the right cloud computing service for your business.  

1. Evaluate Business Needs

Identify and analyze your organization’s unique needs. Consider the size, type of applications, and resources required. Understanding your business requirements will help you choose the cloud based on the features you need.   

2. Compare Features and Services

Perform a detailed comparison of the features and services offered by different cloud platforms. Choose the platform that has the features most relevant to your business, such as ease of use, programming language environment, and development tools.  

3. Calculate Costs and Scalability

Estimate long-term costs and cost comparisons for each cloud option. Calculate how costs will evolve over time and as your business grows. Also consider the platform’s ability to quickly provide additional resources as needed.   

4. Consider the Development Environment

Make sure the cloud platform you choose supports the development environment you use, including the programming languages, tools, and technologies used in your organization. Choosing a platform that matches the technology stack will make the development process easier later on.   

5. Security and Services Support

Evaluate the security measures implemented by each cloud platform. Review the security features they offer, including privacy, encryption, and network security. Make sure the platform you choose provides adequate technical support to help you in emergency situations or with technical questions.   

To avoid making the wrong choice, you can use the most widely recommended cloud computing service, Akamai’s Linode-based Connected Cloud Platform. By combining the power of Akamai’s cloud computing with Linode’s world-class hosting services, developers can build, deploy, secure and scale applications more easily and cost-effectively. 

Advantages of Akamai Linode-based Connected Cloud Platform for Web Development

Akamai Linode-based Connected Cloud Platform

Akamai Connected Cloud is a distributed edge and cloud platform for cloud computing, security, and content delivery. This service is designed to address today’s cloud challenges, including latency, availability, redundancy, and uptime, while also handling applications and large egress volumes.  

Akamai Connected Cloud consists of core sites and distributed sites. The core site concept is similar to regions for cloud providers. The core site is a set of highly scalable data centers with extensive computing capabilities. Meanwhile, distributed sites are designed to provide computing capabilities, especially in locations that have not been reached or served by other cloud providers.   

Interestingly, Akamai is partnering with Linode, a cloud hosting platform familiar to Web developers, to strengthen its Connected Cloud services. Linode allows users to manage virtual servers in their cloud infrastructure, choosing the type with different specifications such as CPU, RAM and storage as needed at an affordable cost.  

By combining the benefits of each service, Linode’s Akamai Connected Cloud solution makes it easy to build, run and secure applications, as well as providing a number of other benefits, including  

1. Flexibility and Scalability

Developers can easily adjust the size and type of server to meet business needs, avoid wasting resources, and pay only for what they use.   

2. Content Storage and Distribution

Developers can efficiently store and manage content such as images, videos, and documents, reducing the load on the main server, and quickly deliver content to end users through a global distribution network.   

3. Externally Integrated Security

Developers can easily enable and configure Akamai and Linode security features to ensure applications and data are well protected.   

4. Local and Principal Support </h3>

Extensive and varied support is available to help developers resolve issues and questions that may arise during the development process, while maximizing Linode’s services.  

5. Save Time and Resources

Developers can save time managing servers while ensuring resources are used efficiently to reduce waste and save costs.   

6. Unconstrained Scalability

With 100 percent SLA with PoP (Point of Presence) deployment of more than 90 locations in Indonesia, ensuring applications and websites have fast performance and high availability.  

7. Pricing

Competitive pricing compared to other cloud services with comprehensive bundling of compute, storage, and transmission integrated with AWS, GCP, and Azure services. 

Get More Information About Akamai Linode-based Connected Cloud Platform at CDT

Don’t make the wrong choice of cloud computing provider for your business continuity. Learn more about Akamai Linode-based Connected Cloud Platform from Central Data Technology (CDT). As an authorized Akamai partner, CDT offers a comprehensive Akamai Linode-based Connected Cloud Platform solution to meet your business needs.   

Supported by a professional, experienced, and certified IT team, CDT will also help you through the consulting, deployment, management, and post-sales support phases to eliminate trial and error when implementing Akamai Linode-based Connected Cloud Platform. Interested in the Akamai Connected Cloud solution? Contact us by clicking here.   

Author: Wilsa Azmalia Putri   

Content Writer CTI Group 


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