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Public Cloud ServicesTake Your Organization to the Public Cloud with an Expert Provider That Cares

If you’ve been operating your workloads on-premise, moving to the public cloud can seem like a daunting task. Which public cloud services do I use? Which applications do I migrate? Where do I even begin? We understand the frustration and the confusion.

A Look at the Major Public Cloud Players

Google, Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and other tech giants offer vast storage capacity and computing power through the public cloud. While their economies of scale can save some IT operations a lot of money, many organizations find their applications are not cloud-ready.

In addition, pricing structures associated with Google, Azure, and AWS solutions can be confusing (and often fluctuating), while contracts can be complex requiring organizations to consider factors such as operating systems, compute, memory, and disk space. The fact is, not all organizations are up to the task!


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Who Benefits the Most From Public Cloud Services?

Organizations with the most to gain from moving to a public cloud usually fit into one of four categories:

  1. They have big data sets they can store in the cloud without needing fast access. They may be storing secondary or tertiary copies of archival data.
  2. They develop or run applications written to run efficiently in the cloud. The applications use APIs heavily. They use containers and scale-up and scale-down processes. They make relatively few puts and calls to the database.
  3. They don’t need to know exactly where their data physically resides. They don’t care if it’s in a data center in Florida, Georgia, New York, or somewhere else.
  4. They do burst computing. They need big storage or compute resources for a short time. Then they shut everything down until they need it again.

Public Cloud Considerations

Many organizations working directly with a tech giant wind up paying more for public cloud services than they expected because their fees are structured like electric utilities; they charge for what you use moment by moment. Depending on the structure of your applications, fees are likely to swing wildly.

Use of the public cloud also involves these risks:

  • It may be harder to meet compliance and security requirements.
  • You don’t know exactly where your data resides.
  • You’re less likely to get the level of technical support you expect.
  • Public cloud service providers are unlikely to offer SLAs with guaranteed uptime. When you understand these risks, you can choose ways to avoid, control, or mitigate them.

Going Public with DSM

If you’re unsure whether the public cloud is right for you, we’ll help you figure it out.

  • It’s not easy to predict what your costs will be. We use sophisticated software to help you estimate your costs before you spend the time and money to get to the public cloud.
  • If parts of your environment are well-suited for the public cloud, we’ll work with you to plan your migration and help get you there in ways that make sense.
  • We will help you manage your applications once you’re there. Are you already using the public cloud and want to migrate your applications back? We can help there too.
  • You’ll pay just one fixed monthly fee, turning CapEx into OpEx and making the CFO smile. Plus, US-based support staff is on hand 24/7 to assist in any of your needs.

Public Cloud Players


“AWS is the most mature, enterprise-ready provider… its big weakness relates to cost... many enterprises find it difficult to understand the cost structure and to manage those costs effectively when running a high volume of workloads on the service.”


“A big reason for Azure’s success has to do with the fact that so many enterprises deploy Windows and other Microsoft software… [but] customers cite issues with technical support, documentation, training and breadth of the ISV partner ecosystem.”


“Google Cloud Platform specializes in high compute offerings like Big Data, analytics and machine learning. It’s also a distant third in market share, perhaps because it doesn't offer as many different services and features as AWS and Azure.”

DSM has always been very responsive to our needs and has brought innovative ideas to the table. We have been very pleased with the company and service we have received. They have always been responsive; professional and a pleasure to work with.

Craig W. VollertsenFlorida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

DSM was integral in being able to actually save our business when we had a fire and our building burned down. We would have lost our business without DSM. They came to our rescue.

Luis CampanoJerue

Market experts...and their team has a heart of a teacher to help clients understand complex issues regarding technology. Facility secure, and they offer reasonable recurring engagements.

Steve Madden

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