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This snapshot provides an examination of the performance on Amazon EC2, DigitalOcean, LiquidWeb Storm VPS, Rackspace Cloud Servers. Background In July ’15 we were asked by LiquidWeb to evaluate their Storm VPS product against similar offerings from Amazon Web Services (AWS), DigitalOcean and Rackspace. The purpose of the evaluation was to validate their claims that…Details
This month we published the 2016 Top Cloud IaaS Provider Pricing Comparison, a cloud pricing comparison of public cloud providers with data centers in North America. The report includes pricing for virtual machines (VMs) running Linux and Windows operating systems for hourly, monthly, annual, and 3-year contract terms. Download the Report: 2016 Top Cloud IaaS…Details
Introduction Cloud readiness is a term used frequently as Cloud computing matures into early mainstream adoption. Cloud readiness refers to an organization’s relative capacity to successfully adopt Cloud computing capabilities into its organizational fabric – the culture, its business processes, into its products and services, and into its information technology (IT) capabilities. Most Cloud readiness…Details
In part one of this series, we provided some essential context for Cloud Readiness by framing the importance of developing a Cloud strategy, and determining whether your Cloud goals and objectives were incremental in nature, with a limited scope; or transformational and targeting the entire enterprise value chain. In this post, we present the Cloud…Details
In the last blog (Blog 2 in the series), we explored the first four elements of the Cloud Readiness Domain Model. This blog will explore the last four pieces of the Cloud Readiness Domain Model. Cloud Security Readiness Cloud security readiness focuses on the various policy and guidance, security controls and enforcement/oversight and assurance processes,…Details
In the last blog (Blog 3), we explored the last four pieces of the Cloud Readiness Domain Model. In this final installment of the Cloud Readiness Blog Series, we provide an overview of the Cloud Readiness process and engagement model, describing how the process is performed with a Client. The Cloud Readiness Assessment Process The…Details