Cloud computing has taken a vast grasp in the market offering many radical advantages to many individuals, organizations and the whole society. Many organizations has adopted the cloud practices as their profession offering their expertise and cloud computing infrastructure to many cloud seeking users. With many innovations with cloud computing, it has been very stable removing previous fears of instability and insecurity. Cloud computing has been approved by many governments as their core technology practices in their IT infrastructure, authenticating the users all over the world of its quality. It has brought the revolution in the information technology, benefiting its users by cost effective solutions with their highly scalable IT infrastructure. With all the benefits associated with cloud computing, the insecurity fears are not yet gone fully as we need to depend upon others if we don’t have our own cloud computing infrastructure and it creates a definite doubt. So, the cloud computing providers must have some standard terms and conditions to ensure the users that they will be safe along with their associated data and other resources. Below is the list of standard terms and conditions a vendor should have with them to garner the confidence from their clients.

1- High Availability: With cloud computing infrastructure, everyone expects to have a maximum availability solution so that their IT resources are available all the time. So, there should be a very tight commitment about the high availability and if the provider doesn’t meet this need, there should be hefty compensation. SLA from a cloud computing provider with a distinct high availability promise defines the quality of service they offer.

2- Security: Being a very volatile infrastructure, cloud computing has never been very far from any security threat. So, a vendor of cloud computing must have a very advanced security practices with them to avoid any security fear. We as a user must analyze the facts of security parameters before moving with a cloud hosting provider.

4- Performance: Due to shared infrastructure of cloud computing, performance becomes concern if we don’t take care it seriously. Many cases have been found of low performance in such a shared infrastructure practices even after paying the cost of a different cloud instance. So, before taking a service of cloud computing provider, we must ensure that they have their clear policy of resources performance.

5- Support: Managing a cloud computing infrastructure requires IT professionals having many years of expertise. We must have a guarantee that the service provider we are looking for, have a 24X7 technical support option with them so that if we trap in any problem, we could get rid of easily. Support becomes the major factor of the list of terms and conditions of cloud computing hosting.

If we look forward to adopt cloud computing infrastructure, we must ensure that the service provider meets the above requirements with their terms and conditions.

Author's Bio: 

Rakesh Kumar is an application hosting specialist working with one of the leading application hosting provider, SageNext Infotech. His other experience areas are QuickBooks hosting, cloud computing, IT infra management and IT security. Rakesh is very active towards knowledge sharing using his blogs, articles and with many more mediums.

With SageNext, Rakes is quite busy dealing in setting up envoirment for QuickBooks hosting, QuickBooks cloud along with many kinds remote QuickBooks access solutions.