A Complimentary Tool for Exploring Cloud Service Providers Competitiveness

Our complimentary Liftr Cloud Index daily scores compare the competitive state of cloud service providers infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) products. The overall index score measures the health of the global IaaS and PaaS cloud industry. The Liftr Cloud Index score for each cloud provider delivers a holistic view of their performance across eight attributes. Index movement data is available in higher detail in our complimentary Liftr Cloud Index Newsletter.

The Liftr Index is an index designed to compare cloud providers in a single, streamlined metric for each provider, as well as a metric that shows the health of cloud providers as a whole
The Liftr Index is an index designed to compare cloud providers in a single, streamlined metric for each provider, as well as a metric that shows the health of cloud providers as a whole

A Complimentary Tool for Exploring Cloud Service Providers Competitiveness

Our complimentary Liftr Cloud Index daily scores compare the competitive state of cloud service providers infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) products. The overall index score measures the health of the global IaaS and PaaS cloud industry. The Liftr Cloud Index score for each cloud provider delivers a holistic view of their performance across eight attributes. Index movement data is available in higher detail in our complimentary Liftr Cloud Index Newsletter.

The Liftr Cloud Index processes a score for each Cloud Service Provider, as well as a score that presents a big-picture view of cloud industry performance. Liftr Cloud Insights updates the index daily to deliver timely, actionable insights. The index currently tracks the four largest Cloud Service Providers: Alibaba Cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure.

We compare the top Cloud Service Providers based on these attributes:

Adaptability

Adaptability answers the question, “Can I get the cloud services I want?” It considers the number of services offered, total marketplace offerings and data transfer cost for each CSP.

Presence

Presence looks at each CSP’s number of active regions and availability zones along with the zone redundancy for each active region.

Instance

Instance compares equivalent product costs on an instance-to-instance basis as well as costs for vertically scaling instances.

Momentum

Momentum is derived from CSP market share and revenue. Liftr Cloud Index cloud market share is provided by Canalys Cloud Analysis service. Canalys worldwide cloud infrastructure services market data is the basis for deriving Momentum.

Reliability

Reliability weighs providers’ uptime guarantees against outage mentions from publicly available social media feeds. Reliability measures how well each cloud provider enables customers to access applications.

Security

Security captures supported compliance standards and security information to compare how data is protected across cloud providers and to determine compliance with regulations.

Sentiment

Sentiment evaluates publicly available data from social media feeds, such as Twitter, for positive and negative posts regarding CSPs.

Workload

Workload uses several workloads to compare expected value from cloud deployment versus expected cost of deploying representative workloads at each CSP.

We then summarize the scores on the above attributes into three overall scores:

  • Attribute Overall

    We summarize scores for each attribute across all cloud providers to highlight industry trends related to the specific attributes.

  • CSP Overall

    Each cloud service provider receives its own overall score based on its performance on the eight attributes.

  • Industry Overall

    The single Liftr Cloud Index overall score describes the health of the global cloud industry.

We then summarize the scores on the above attributes into three overall scores:

  • Attribute Overall

    We summarize scores for each attribute across all cloud providers to highlight industry trends related to the specific attributes.

  • CSP Overall

    Each cloud service provider receives its own overall score based on its performance on the eight attributes.

  • Industry Overall

    The single Liftr Cloud Index overall score describes the health of the global cloud industry.

We Gather Balanced Data

To Compare Cloud Providers

The daily Liftr Cloud Index compares the competitive state of cloud service providers. It is a composite scoring index designed to give the cloud supply chain and users insight into cloud service provider and their competitive positioning. The index delivers insight into the overall health of the industry. Deep analysis of Liftr Cloud Index data is available as a premium service.

The Liftr Cloud Index compares top CSPs to help you make data driven decisions
The Liftr Cloud Index compares top CSPs to help you make data driven decisions

We Gather Balanced Data

To Compare Cloud Providers

The daily index compares the competitive state of cloud service providers. It is a composite scoring index designed to give the cloud supply chain and users insight into cloud service provider and their competitive positioning. The index delivers insight into the overall health of the industry. Deep analysis of Liftr Cloud Index data is available as a premium service.

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