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4 Things To Consider When Choosing A Cloud Consultant

April 26, 2024
August 8, 2022
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If you’re thinking of getting started with serverless, but you’re having trouble choosing an AWS professional services consultant, we understand. Some companies blindside you with IT jargon so identifying a reputable company can be tricky.

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Luckily, we’ve put together a clear and simple list of things to look out for when you’re trying to choose a Cloud consultant.

1. Ensure They Have Certifications And Accreditations

To be sure that the Cloud consultant you’re considering is up to date and in line with all Best Practices, check that they have relevant certifications from the relevant Cloud provider. Especially, look out for an AWS Service Delivery Specialism, which is confirmation that an Amazon Web Services partner is fully trained and equipped to work with AWS and assist you with all aspects of it.

2. Be Sure They Have AWS Experience

When looking for AWS consulting in the UK, the last thing you want is a jack of all trades. An AWS consulting company specifically understands AWS and all things connected, which means you won’t have to deal with so-called “experts” who have to keep ringing up third parties for help with tasks. A company with domain expertise will already be clued up on known challenges within the area they’re working and can give you plenty of advice on what to do and what not to do, in order to avoid said challenges. They are also likely to know the quickest and safest methods of solving a multitude of problems that you might expect to be dealing with in that area.

3. Check That They Have Technical Expertise

You’d be surprised how many companies are just winging it. But the truth is technology is constantly being updated and many Cloud consultants that call themselves experts simply don’t dedicate the time to staying in the loop with all new developments. A genuine AWS professional services consultant will make this their first priority, however.

4. Look For Proof Of Performance

An AWS expert consultancy should have a track record of getting it right – and they should have testimonials to back this up. Ask your potential AWS provider to show you success stories, case studies, or to put you in touch with a client that is willing to give a positive review. If they can’t do any of these things, that’s a red flag.

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AWS consulting companies exist to make your life easier! The trick is to find the right company, one that offers flexibility and scalability, and one that doesn’t delegate important client tasks down to junior employees. At D55 we employ real experts in AWS and you can make use of these same experts to upskill your own workers. Contact us today to speak to our team and make a start.

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