Best Practice Report

The Forrester Guide To Cloud Standards, 2021

Understanding A Diverse, Multipurpose Ecosystem

August 11th, 2021
With contributors:
Lauren Nelson , Duncan Dietz , Diane Lynch


Cloud platforms are becoming the default choice for digital delivery; rapid provisioning and access to new functions are driving adoption. However, with increased speed to acquire and expand usage, enterprises struggle to manage risk across vendor lock-in, bill increases, and completeness of security practices. Many users are seeking assurance. Cloud standards of various kinds can be part of the answer to portability, interoperability, security assurances, and organizational best practices. This report helps infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals understand cloud standards, evaluate their options, and set priorities.

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