Solution Path for Implementing a Public Cloud Adoption Maturity Plan

Archived Published: 07 June 2017 ID: G00327507


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Technical professionals responsible for cloud architecture must commit to a transformation of their organizations, governance, technology, applications and management processes to better adopt cloud services. This Solution Path presents a maturity plan for advancing your cloud adoption.

Table of Contents

  • Problem Statement
  • Solution Path Diagram
  • Solution Path
    • Phase 1 — Elementary Cloud
      • 1.1 Organizational: Sponsor and Define
      • 1.2 Governance: Discover and Justify
      • 1.3 Architecture: Assess Portfolio and Proof of Concept
      • 1.4 Provider Brokerage: Create Master Evaluation Criteria
      • 1.5 Cloud Operations: Baseline Management
    • Phase 2 — Specialized Cloud
      • 2.1 Organizational: Construct Organization
      • 2.2 Governance: Develop Application Readiness and Access Control
      • 2.3 Architecture: Set Integration Foundations
      • 2.4 Provider Brokerage: Manual Provider Management
      • 2.5 Cloud Operations: Operational Stability
    • Phase 3 — Multicloud
      • 3.1 Organizational: Train and Transform
      • 3.2 Governance: Mitigate Risks
      • 3.3 Architecture: Multicloud Foundations
      • 3.4 Provider Brokerage: Risk-Based Management
      • 3.5 Cloud Operations: Multicloud Management
    • Phase 4 — Brokered Multicloud
      • 4.1 Organizational: Broker IT Services
      • 4.2 Governance: Policy-Based Risk Management
      • 4.3 Architecture: Orchestrate Standardized Services
      • 4.4 Provider Brokerage: Self-Service Provider Management
      • 4.5 Cloud Operations: Self-Service Management
    • Conclusion
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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