Published: 11 April 2012
Analyst(s): Kyle Hilgendorf
Public cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) stands at a crossroads. In one direction, it will mature and host critical enterprise workloads. In the other direction, its adoption will fizzle and it will remain viable only for noncritical applications. In order to succeed, IaaS and its providers must withstand the scrutiny of IT organizations with a core set of enterprise capabilities necessary to run mission-critical business. In this assessment, Gartner identifies such capabilities and provides measurable criteria for public IaaS customers to evaluate enterprise-grade IaaS providers and solutions.
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