IBM Offers Cloud Computing Ratings

Medford, Cassimir
November 2008
Red Herring;11/24/2008, p3
Trade Publication
The article offers information on the Resilient Cloud Validation program, a rating system announced by IBM, so that businesses interested in shopping for cloud computing can validate the capabilities of the service providers. The program will test computing service providers for the stability of their systems, potential for outages, trustworthiness, security, and resiliency. Michael West, vice president of research and consulting firm Saugatuck Technology, says IBM lending its brand validation offers the kind of confidence people are looking for. IBM has more than 200 cloud computing partners, many of which are startups of small firms moving into the cloud computing services market.


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