Is there any way to vet Providers?

Is there any way to vet providers? I’m not referring to just the software they provide, but their actual dependability. How does a user know if a provider is fly-by-night or someone super solid with tons of backups and the intention of sticking around another ten years.

Ask Google about the experience of the provider. You will never have a 100% guarantee.

Would you have believed years ago that Yahoo would disappear from the scene like this?

This is exactly why I’m asking.