We have a clear vision of of what we want to achieve:
- Reduce transaction costs for providers and consumers in finding the best solution for their pupose
- Provide neutral statement with focus on quality and excellence
- Create trust and comparability
- Speed up and smoothen acceptance of Cloud service adoption
We believe that transparency across provider offerings with focus on quality aspects will allow buyers to build trust into a service model which otherwise would only compete through price.
To have a traceable base from where our opinions are derived we have developed a rating scheme. This scheme comprises of four dimensions:
- Technical Performance:
As over provisioning and resource sharing are key concepts in cloud computing, we have developed tests which allow performance comparison of providers even in these environments
- Technical Capabilities:
We are assessing data center capabilities, judging on scope and reach of security certifications, API functionality and many other criteria that will make a provider transparent
- Service Performance:
Every buyer of IaaS requires to integrate with the provider somehow. This also requires the linkage on service and support. We assess service levels, commitment and execution of the service provided
While choosing a service partner REliability and suSTAINABILITY play key roles. Our Restainability dimension covers these aspects
The model has been reviewed by industry specialists.