What was the business problem?
IT teams managing business applications often lack cloud comparison tools to compare different commercial cloud services against their own private clouds. In order to gather comparison data, they usually speak with sales representatives or browse online specifications. However, data gathered this way is often not objective and unbiased. Moreover, the data may not apply to the use-case on hand since cloud providers emphasize their strengths in comparison to their competitors’ products. This mismatch can lead to sub-optimal IT applications that can adversely impact businesses. To prevent costly mistakes, entrepreneurs and business owners need to make the right choices when it comes to the cloud they select, but the resources and time needed to make an in-depth evaluation of each cloud platform is out of reach for many.