The move to the cloud is driven heavily by business groups. In some cases, security becomes a secondary consideration, solely because security moves in a purposeful manner, and the cloud moves at light speed. Applications and data in the public cloud need to be protected as vigilantly as on-premise applications and data are protected.
We have two types of Public Cloud Specialized partners to ensure this happens:
Public Cloud Solution Provider: Meets the specified performance and capability requirements, and provides an Authorized Support Center option.
Public Cloud Partner: A partner with a documented business plan to provide Public Cloud professional services/consulting capabilities.
The current program is: