7 Criteria for Evaluating Cloud Solutions

I had a conversation today with an IT director at a very large company who listed these 7 criteria as essential when evaluating a cloud-based application, platform or infrastructure:

  1. Security Compliance
  2. Cost
  3. Ownership of Data (Privacy)
  4. Performance
  5. Integration
  6. Extra Capacity (Scalability)
  7. Disaster Recovery

I thought it was a pretty good list. Not too different from the Forrester research on SaaS concerns.

Do you agree with the list? How would you prioritize it? What’s missing?

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1 Response to “7 Criteria for Evaluating Cloud Solutions”


  1. 1 roulette software 2010/07/18 at 10:47 pm

    Damn, that sound’s so easy if you think about it.


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