Solution Path for Developing Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Strategies

Archived Published: 07 April 2017 ID: G00322986


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Technical professionals integrating public cloud services (IaaS, PaaS or SaaS) with traditional data-center-based offerings must define hybrid services and integration architectures to succeed. This document identifies the key steps and research available to clients developing hybrid solutions.

Table of Contents

  • Problem Statement
  • Solution Path Diagram
  • Solution Path
    • Step 1: Mobilize, Assess and Estimate
      • Step 1.1: Mobilize the Organization
      • Step 1.2: Assess the Application Estate
      • Step 1.3: Estimate Cost of Service
      • Summary of Step 1
    • Step 2: Develop, Design and Validate
      • Step 2.1: Develop Hybrid Service Definition
      • Step 2.2: Design Hybrid Solution Components and Integrations (Silos)
      • Step 2.3: Validate Proofs of Concept (POCs) and Financial Modelling
      • Summary of Step 2
    • Step 3: Extend, Integrate, Secure and Automate
      • Step 3.1: Extend and Integrate Hybrid Silos and Technologies
      • Step 3.2: Secure Hybrid Solution Components
      • Step 3.3: Automate Hybrid Capabilities and Deployments
      • Summary of Step 3
    • Step 4: Populate, Verify, Manage and Broker
      • Step 4.1: Populate Hybrid Services (Migrations)
      • Step 4.2: Validate Migrations (Testing)
      • Step 4.3: Manage and Broker — Hybrid Services (Operate)
      • Summary of Step 4
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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