Gartner Research

Know When to Consider the Cloud to Extend Your On-Premises MFT Capabilities and Capacity

Published: 15 February 2013

ID: G00245236

Analyst(s): Ben Huang


Business data is growing in volume, variety and velocity. IT leaders and application and infrastructure managers should consider IaaS offerings like those from Amazon and Rackspace to extend their organizations' MFT technology into the cloud to manage the increasing requirements of data.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Consider Deploying Instances of MFT on IaaS
  • Determine Whether Your MFT Software Suite or Vendor Is Cloud-Enabled and Cloud-Infrastructure-Service-Certified
  • Consider Storage, Networking Items, Computing Power and IT Operations Before Negotiating
  • Bottom Line

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