Assess Competitiveness of Top Cloud Service Providers

The daily Liftr Cloud Index compares the competitive state of cloud service provider (CSP) infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) products. The overall Liftr Cloud Index score measures the health of the global IaaS and PaaS cloud industry. The Liftr Cloud Index score for each CSP delivers a holistic view of CSP performance across eight attributes.

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

Assess Competitiveness of Top Cloud Service Providers

The daily Liftr Cloud Index compares the competitive state of cloud service provider (CSP) infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) products. The overall Liftr Cloud Index score measures the health of the global IaaS and PaaS cloud industry. The Liftr Cloud Index score for each CSP delivers a holistic view of CSP performance across eight attributes.

The Cloud Index processes a score for each CSP, 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 Cloud Index currently tracks four cloud providers: Alibaba Cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure.

The Cloud Index processes a score for each CSP, 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 Cloud Index currently tracks four cloud providers: Alibaba Cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure.

We compare the top CSPs 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 cloud provider.

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 Insights uses Canalys worldwide cloud infrastructure services market data as 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 CSPs to highlight industry trends related to the specific attributes.

  • CSP Overall

    Each CSP 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 compare the top CSPs 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 cloud provider.

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 Insights uses Canalys worldwide cloud infrastructure services market data as 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 CSPs to highlight industry trends related to the specific attributes.

  • CSP Overall

    Each CSP 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 CSPs and their competitive positioning. The Liftr Cloud Index delivers insight into the overall health of the industry.

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

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We Gather Balanced Data

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

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 CSPs and their competitive positioning. The Liftr Cloud Index delivers insight into the overall health of the industry.

Try Our Other Cloud Tools

And Discover More Resources
Compare cloud services including zone coverage, service redundancy and compute cost comparisons by region with the Liftr Cloud Regions Map.

CLOUD REGIONS MAP

Click to Try Map Tool >

Read the latest blogs from Liftr Cloud insights

LIFTR INSIGHTS BLOG

Click to Read More >

Watch Liftr Cloud News for an unbiased perspective and cloud predictions backed up by big data in the form of our proprietary Liftr Index.

CLOUD LOOK AHEAD

Click to Watch News Videos >

Follow Liftr Cloud Insights on events we will be attending and recaps on events we have attended

UPCOMING EVENTS

Click to See Events Attending >

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Contact an analyst if you are interested in being included in Liftr Cloud tracking