Welcome!

@CloudExpo Authors: Elizabeth White, Yeshim Deniz, Liz McMillan, Pat Romanski, Zakia Bouachraoui

Related Topics: @CloudExpo, Java IoT, Microservices Expo, Open Source Cloud, Containers Expo Blog, Agile Computing

@CloudExpo: Blog Feed Post

Announcing the Cloud Maturity Model for RFPs

Many businesses are at the point they believe the Cloud does indeed offer them considerable ROI potential

Following a number of months of work with a team effort of industry experts and requirements from key user groups like government agencies here in Canada,  version 1.00 of our Cloud Maturity Model for RFPs is now complete and available for purchase.

Many businesses are at the point they believe the Cloud does indeed offer them considerable ROI potential but are finding that the supplier landscape and multitude of industry terminology is confusing and daunting.

This means it will slow their procurement and so both customers and suppliers lose out.

English: Characteristics of the Maturity levels

English: Characteristics of the Maturity levels (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So our Cloud RFP model offers over 50 questions with a simple but powerful three-tier assessment criteria to enable buyers to quantify and differentiate Cloud provider offerings across a spectrum of best practices most important to the business benefits of Cloud Computing, including:

  • SaaS Architecture - The multi-tenant design of the apps enables flexible customization for clients requirements while also reducing costs through shared architecture.
  • Security and Managed Services - The provider implements industry-recognized practices and tools for intrusion detection, anti-malware and all other facets required for secure cloud computing.
  • Cloud Identity - Providers can be assessed for standard identity management security baselines, right through to their roles within federated identity ecosystems.
  • Cloud BCP - The capabilities of the provider to withstand varying levels of disaster situations.
  • Cloud Archiving and Compliance - What services the provider offers and the practices they follow to enable their customers to meet their various regulatory requirements.

The Cloud RFP service includes the core model documentation and also an annual subscription to receive all updates.

Furthermore we can also offer Cloud Consultants who can assist in tailoring the RFP for your requirements and performing the assessment work of vendor responses if required.

Contact us to discuss your requirements.

Read the original blog entry...

More Stories By Cloud Best Practices Network

The Cloud Best Practices Network is an expert community of leading Cloud pioneers. Follow our best practice blogs at http://CloudBestPractices.net

CloudEXPO Stories
Your job is mostly boring. Many of the IT operations tasks you perform on a day-to-day basis are repetitive and dull. Utilizing automation can improve your work life, automating away the drudgery and embracing the passion for technology that got you started in the first place. In this presentation, I'll talk about what automation is, and how to approach implementing it in the context of IT Operations. Ned will discuss keys to success in the long term and include practical real-world examples. Get started on automating your way to a brighter future!
The challenges of aggregating data from consumer-oriented devices, such as wearable technologies and smart thermostats, are fairly well-understood. However, there are a new set of challenges for IoT devices that generate megabytes or gigabytes of data per second. Certainly, the infrastructure will have to change, as those volumes of data will likely overwhelm the available bandwidth for aggregating the data into a central repository. Ochandarena discusses a whole new way to think about your next-gen applications and how to address the challenges of building applications that harness all data types and sources.
Lori MacVittie is a subject matter expert on emerging technology responsible for outbound evangelism across F5's entire product suite. MacVittie has extensive development and technical architecture experience in both high-tech and enterprise organizations, in addition to network and systems administration expertise. Prior to joining F5, MacVittie was an award-winning technology editor at Network Computing Magazine where she evaluated and tested application-focused technologies including app security and encryption-related solutions. She holds a B.S. in Information and Computing Science from the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay, and an M.S. in Computer Science from Nova Southeastern University, and is an O'Reilly author.
CloudEXPO New York 2018, colocated with DevOpsSUMMIT and DXWorldEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 12-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI and Machine Learning to one location.
CloudEXPO | DevOpsSUMMIT | DXWorldEXPO are the world's most influential, independent events where Cloud Computing was coined and where technology buyers and vendors meet to experience and discuss the big picture of Digital Transformation and all of the strategies, tactics, and tools they need to realize their goals. Sponsors of DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities.