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Help Define a Standardized Cloud Provider Profile

Here’s a quick draft to get the dialogue started, that we'd like to refine with crowd inputs

As discussed on this thread in one of our Linkedin groups, we are starting the process of building a directory of Cloud Providers and also facilitating competitive assessment of the services they offer.

Here’s a quick draft to get the dialogue started, that we'd like to refine with crowd inputs...

Cloud Provider Profile

Data Centres

  • Provides co-location services
  • Owns own facilities: Locations
  • Green Data Centre metrics

IaaS

  • Cloud platform: Open source, proprietary
  • Open API to spin up more servers and then scale them down and only pay for those you use, with an on-demand price.
  • Offers discounts for upfront payment for long-term capacity.
  • Provides billing granularity levels

PaaS

  • PaaS catalogue

SaaS

  • Categories of software
  • Price per user

Technical Support Services

  • Monitoring & escalations: Http status pings and response time checks
  • DNS Management
  • Installation, patching & configuration: Databases, Load Balancers, ..

Managed services

  • Private Cloud
  • Email and Collaboration

Any thoughts to add? If so chime in here or in the Linkedin group

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