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Evaluation Criteria for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service

Published: 22 February 2019

ID: G00376473

Analyst(s): Elias Khnaser , Lydia Leong

Summary

Technical professionals can use this comprehensive set of 265 criteria to assess public or private cloud IaaS providers that have integrated software infrastructure services, such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform or Microsoft Azure.

Table Of Contents

Evaluation Criteria

  • How the Evaluation Is Structured
  • Understanding the Evaluation Criteria
    • Evaluation Criteria Interpretation and Assumptions
    • Evaluation Criteria Definitions
    • Geographic Scope
  • Baseline Criteria
  • Resilience
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Compute
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Storage
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Network
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Security
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Software Infrastructure Services
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Digital Business Infrastructure
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Operations and Governance
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Vendor Management and Audit
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional

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