Cloud Cover: The best and worst of cloud contracts (2013)

Welcome to iTnews' 2013 edition of 'Cloud Cover', a revised look at the standard cloud computing contracts offered by some 18 providers of infrastructure, platform and software services.

Our second edition of Cloud Cover  - compiled by law firm Shelston IP and available exclusively to iTnews subscribers - dissects 53 generic cloud computing contracts offered by:

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Cloud Central
  • GoGrid
  • Google
  • IBM
  • Joyent
  • Melbourne IT
  • Microsoft
  • Ninefold
  • Nirvanix
  • OpSource
  • Oracle
  • Rackspace
  • Salesforce.com
  • SAP
  • Softlayer
  • Telstra
  • VM Vault.

While iTnews has named the worst offenders in its summary, the Shelston IP study addresses best practice end user organisations should seek out in their contract negotiations.

Best of luck with your contract negotiations.

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