2015 Planning Guide for Cloud Computing

Archived Published: 02 October 2014 ID: G00264309

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Cloud services are the foundation for the digital business. In 2015, organizations must prioritize the advancement of their cloud adoption maturity plans so that the foundation is in place to handle the proliferation of large-scale data, applications and services in the cloud.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction and Industry Overview
    • Cloud Computing Trends
  • Public Cloud Adoption Trends
    • Market and Technology Trends
      • Public Cloud Services Become the Reference Architecture for Mobile, Data and Social Projects
      • Enterprise Cloud Management Emerges as a Top Issue
      • SaaS Adoption Is Viral but Must Be Governed
    • Planning Considerations for Public Cloud Adoption Trends
  • Public Cloud Market Trends
    • Market and Technology Trends
      • IaaS Megaproviders Separate From the Field
      • Public Cloud PaaS Is Stymied by Enterprise Requirements
      • SaaS Encompasses Everything
    • Planning Considerations for Public Cloud Market Trends
  • Public Cloud Application Development Trends
    • Market and Technology Trends
      • Going Cloud-First for Best Results
      • Building Bridges to Cross the Cloud Application Development Skills Chasm
      • The Role of PaaS Frameworks in the Public Cloud
    • Planning Considerations for Cloud Application Development
  • Private Cloud Trends
    • Market and Technology Trends
      • Virtual Automation Emerges as an Alternative to Internal, Private Cloud
      • Hosted Private Clouds Encroach Into the Market
      • Open-Source CMPs Improve With Distributions
      • Containers Grow Legs
      • Private PaaS Comes to the Enterprise
    • Planning Considerations for Private Cloud
  • Hybrid Cloud Trends
    • Market and Technology Trends
      • Integration Is Key
      • Hybrid Cloud Networking Increases in Importance
      • Cloud Service Brokerages Attract More Customers
      • Customers Discover Emerging Hybrid Cloud Use Cases
    • Planning Considerations for Hybrid Cloud
  • Setting Priorities
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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