Cloud is the modern requirement for robust application delivery. Whether public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, effective cloud implementation can be the key differentiator between the success and failure of an organization. IDCA cloud audit ensures that the sourced cloud infrastructure and services meet the IDCA benchmarks as well as the organization’s efficacy objectives.Cloud Audit
5 Stack Layer Audit
IDCA’s Cloud Audit renders complete inspection, report, recommendation, and certification of organizations’ application delivery claims and capabilities. IDCA cloud audit and assessments involve full inspection and certification of all the 7 efficacies as outlined by the Infinity Paradigm®, and the actual application needs to encompass the complete examination of Cloud layers: Platform and Compute.
Cloud Stack Layer Components
Cloud Layer Components
The “cloud” is a computing space that renders certain functionalities for the business. To provide these processing, storage, and cloud computing capabilities a wide array of elements must be aligned to render the desired outcome. These elements include but are not limited to logical platform and compute components, IT infrastructure, data center infrastructure, SOPs, manuals, safety, and security guidelines, human resources, vendor alignment, SLAs and OLAs, etc. IDCA promotes the proactive means of addressing the availability and capacity demands, security requirements, safety measures, and preventing disasters before they occur within the complex cloud environments. There are five layers of the cloud architecture, infrastructure, and operations that will be part of the IDCA’s cloud audit process.
IDCA cloud audits can be conducted at three (3) distinct phases of the cloud design, build, and operation lifecycle
Phase 1: Cloud Design
Phase 2: Cloud Build
Phase 3: Cloud Operations
Comprehensive, detailed, informative, and essential…
Due to its universally effective approach, IDCA audit reports are highly regarded for their comprehensiveness, details, and effectiveness for the organization under assessment. The audit reports typically become part of the organization’s educational process to educate and inform the application, IT, data center, and cloud operations, maintenance, design, and implementation staff to understand the mistakes, flaws, and shortfalls and ensure such will not repeat themselves in the future. In addition, the report becomes a reference point for upcoming projects and a benchmark of compliance matrix for minimizing risks and non-compliances in the future. The organization undergoing IDCA audit can expect to receive grade certification and classification per every high-level component of its infrastructure, i.e. G1® Platform, G2® Compute, and G3® ITI.
CLoud Certified Auditor (CLCA)®
Official IDCA Cloud Certified Auditors (CLCAs)® play a critical role in the modern age assessment and validation of computing platforms. A CLCA® has traveled a long and extensive journey, fulfilling requirement after requirement to reach the stage of being able to audit and assess mission-critical cloud architecture, infrastructure, and operation. All CLCA®️ certified auditors, have first become Cloud Authority (CLA)®️ certified, which means they are industry veterans, with many years of in-depth expertise, completed all IDCA education and certification ladder; have contributed significantly to the cloud industry and community; and on top of all the above, have completed the rigid CLCA® program.
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