AUSTIN, Texas, March 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Liftr News, a division of DoubleHorn, LLC, has now made visible the seven categories that make up the Liftr Index. This is the second feature in a series of planned roll-outs for the index in 2018. The Liftr Index is a Frost & Sullivan certified index that compares cloud providers in a single, streamlined score for each provider, as well as a score that shows the health of cloud providers as a whole.

The Liftr Index score is composed of seven categories for which the top three U.S. cloud providers, AWS, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure, are measured. This data is created by Liftr’s proprietary analysis. The index categories went live today, Thursday, March 8, 2018 and are interactive by selecting any of the scores on the Liftr Index.

“Adding new features to the Liftr Index only makes it more valuable to users wanting to understand how to make better cloud buying decisions,” said Tab Schadt, CEO of DoubleHorn and Liftr News. “Financial decision makers need information to make choices and as we make our data more transparent, we can better understand what our users care about and provide them with the proper data to make informed decisions.”

The interactive categories now expose more detail about how the Liftr Index data is generated. Users are able to see historical scores by date for each category and can compare them per cloud provider. The category scores are now explained in more depth, with historical data dating back to the launch of Liftr News on September 15, 2017. Users can toggle between single provider data or compare the three providers, along with the Liftr composite score. It allows users to see the effect of events such as new data center openings or increased security compliances. The data reveals trends for each provider such as how close Azure is to AWS and how Google is slowly working to catch up.

Liftr News was founded with a commitment to providing an unbiased, platform-agnostic perspective on the cloud. Liftr News delivers news, data, analysis, and video to the world through the lens of the cloud via Analysis and reporting is backed up by big data from the Liftr Index, a proprietary industry index.

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