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Inform Your Cloud Service Choice With Provider Maturity

Published: 24 March 2017

ID: G00315920

Analyst(s): Jay Heiser


Cloud service providers vary dramatically in reliability and trustability. Gartner's three-tier model provides sourcing and vendor management leaders focused on security and risk management with a practical risk-based approach to the selection and continuous monitoring of public cloud services.

Table Of Contents


  • Using the Three-Tier Model to Better Understand CSPs
  • Categorizing CSPs
  • Purchase Implications
  • Security Risk Assessment
  • Mitigating Risk/Sourcing
  • Ongoing Monitoring/Vendor Management

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