Cloud Scorecard

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.

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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 2019Discussions led to the creation of a Working Group to pursue ways to assess cloud services.
August 2020Update to the community on findings of the Working Group.
December 2020A draft report is released for public comment.
February 2021The final report is issued.
May 2021Program logo is introduced and web page is launched.
August 2021Vendor Participant MOU Finalized
September 2021Invitations to Vendor Participants Initiated
October 2021Wiki Site for Pilot Directory Completed
November 3, 2021Community Launch Date