Gartner Research

The Cloud Is Less Important Than the Cloud Operating Model

Published: 29 March 2011

ID: G00211464

Analyst(s): Cameron Haight


Several large public cloud providers have developed an agile service delivery approach that synthesizes technology, process and people. Gartner has identified the five key elements of the cloud operating model.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • Data Centers — The Emerging "Acme Architectures"
  • Applications — Designed With Failure in Mind
  • Management — Leveraging DevOps Tools and Processes
  • Organization — It's All About Relationships
  • It's Not a Model for Everyone

©2021 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.