Vendor Validation: Certified for Cloud Success?

A. DeCarlo
A. DeCarlo

Summary Bullets:

  • The lack of broadly accepted cloud standards around security and other key operational points begs for more common definitions across the industry.
  • One potential source for best practices is the vendors themselves who, through efforts such as certification programs, could help set standards for the cloud.

Anticipating the unknown is a challenge in even the most conventional and mature IT environment. So in the wilds of the cloud, the potential for missteps, breaches and other issues that lead to disappointing outcomes is vast. This uncertainty – and more to the point the lack of control that many IT organizations feel they have over a virtualized on-demand service environment – has kept many enterprises from going all-in to the cloud. Continue reading “Vendor Validation: Certified for Cloud Success?”