Clover has been endorsed by a variety of highly experienced individuals, CSP’s and Industry groups as a solid basis upon which to commence the selection of the ideal Private Cloud vendor to meet the needs of mid-sized enterprise Clients in the UK’s regulated markets. The widespread acceptance of Clover as the only Standards and Ratings Benchmarking system for the fast moving Cloud Computing technology space has been intrinsically dependent on a number of factors:
- Consistency of maintenance and upkeep of the data
- Sourcing high quality contribution
- Elimination of any conflicts of interest
- Ensuring a balance and variety of input perspectives
- Ability to evolve and adjust to changing market or regulatory requirements
The need to allow ongoing interaction with the market has driven the Clover team to create a number of ecosystems, and public facing “Confluence” and “JIRA” collaboration spaces to enable the standard to develop and continue to meets the needs of its target markets and Affiliated Consultants over time.
These include the “registration only” Clover membership ecosystems, a range of blogs discussing various specialised aspects of the standard, and a Public Confluence site located at Clover – the UK’s #1 Cloud Vendor Rating index.
The specific details of the Standards and Ratings Benchmarks embraced within the Clover index are accessible by following the links contained within this website. Each of these are also accessible for public comment (either anonymously, or by identifying yourself as a Registered User) on the Confluence site counterpart above. Over time, comments registered on the relevant Confluence sites will be considered and analysed (and potentially embraced) by the relevant Clover index Standards ratification committee.