Evaluating Cloud Providers: Tools and Questions

by Richard Harbridge on December 1, 2011


Struggling with evaluating cloud providers? Interested in moving to the cloud but not certain what the risks are and what you need to consider? This article is focused around sharing some tools and techniques I have found to help when performing the often difficult task of comparing or evaluating cloud providers.

On a fairly frequently basis I am asked about my opinion about one hosting provider, or one cloud provider versus another. Of course my response as a consultant is “It Depends”. It depends on what you are trying to accomplish, what your business priorities are, what your specific needs are, and so much more.

That being said I think there is a tremendous amount of useful information out there around benchmarking and comparing providers as well as questions to ask providers when evaluating them. What follows is a collection of those resources I have found useful in the past including many of the questions I ask when evaluating cloud providers.

Read more at my full article on NothingButSharePoint.

Hope this helps,
Richard Harbridge

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