Guiding Cloud Service Assessment
The Internet2 Cloud Scorecard – coming soon – will help research and education institutions quickly assess which new cloud services meet common requirements to operate in complex technology, security, compliance, and legal environments.
Join us for NET+ I2 Online: Intruducing the Internet2 Cloud Scorecard Directory on November 3rd at 2 p.m. ET.
Community Evaluation Tool
The range of available cloud services can quickly overwhelm your institution’s current practices for assessment and procurement. There is still a need for thoughtful cloud service evaluation and review to ensure we meet security, compliance, and technology requirements. The Internet2 cloud community is organizing the Cloud Scorecard to efficiently address this challenge.
How the Cloud Scorecard Can Help
The scorecard will be a self-assessment completed by the vendor using standards and best practices developed within the research and education community. Your institution can use the scorecard standards to benchmark or evaluate services against key criteria. This cloud scorecard will complement existing capabilities and efforts within the Internet2 NET+ program. Interested vendors are also welcome to reach out to us to collaborate in the launch of this new program.
Cloud Scorecard Development Timeline
|Late 2019||Discussions led to the creation of a Working Group to pursue ways to assess cloud services.|
|August 2020||Update to the community on findings of the Working Group.|
|December 2020||A draft report is released for public comment.|
|February 2021||The final report is issued.|
|May 2021||Program logo is introduced and web page is launched.|
|August 2021||Vendor Participant MOU Finalized|
|September 2021||Invitations to Vendor Participants Initiated|
|October 2021||Wiki Site for Pilot Directory Completed|
|November 3, 2021||Community Launch Date|
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Download the Latest Report
Want more information about the Cloud Scorecard? Download this report.
Watch a Video to Learn More
View the recent I2 Online webinar: “Building a Cloud Assessment Scorecard.”
Check Out Our Wiki
Follow program developments by engaging with the Cloud Scorecard Working Group wiki.