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Choosing a Cloud Provider - Some Questions to Ask

Which Cloud Provider?

  • Who are the suppliers target audience?
  • What is the relationship based on? Credit? Trust?
  • Risk management and ongoing strategy
  • Performance and scaling – Virtualisation advantages?
  • Workload portability – between suppliers or sites
  • Workload distribution – multi-honed?
  • Business continuity – a part of due diligence
  • SLAs and relevant penalties – recoverable?
  • Billing, bundles, per service, per MB?
  • Qualify your own risk profile – security vs flexibility
  • Agree need for complete supplier transparency!
    • Determine audit route
    • Who has access?
    • Where is the data stored?
    • Compliance – to what and whom?
    • Is my data segregated from everyone else’s?
    • Audit/forensics – what went wrong?
    • Post agreement data recovery
  • Look for breaches reported historically with their services on external sources
  • Supplier security logs – to be ISO 9000 compliant they must have them
  • ISO 27001/2 certified or conformant?
  • Automation to support standards & processes? Automatic is best!
  • Service level agreements and sufficient penalties if they are not adhered to?
 

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