There are many benefits to moving your business into the cloud, but don’t get left in the dark on hidden costs.
When you compare the cost of owning and managing your own infrastructure — which includes buying servers, licensing software, hiring people to administer, and paying for real estate, electricity and air conditioning — it makes sense to offload those costs in exchange for a predictable monthly fee.
Depending on your provider, there may unfortunately be other costs associated with your cloud services. Many you might not even consider until it’s too late.
That’s why you should know what to look for before you sign a contract. Here are six “hidden costs” that don’t appear in the business quote, and questions you can ask your cloud service provider to avoid them: