Gartner Research

Technology Overview for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service

Published: 30 June 2014

ID: G00264420

Analyst(s): Lydia Leong


Cloud infrastructure as a service provides self-service, on-demand access to infrastructure resources. IT leaders can use it to improve business agility and developer productivity, reduce costs and enable IT transformation.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Technology Description
    • Components of Cloud IaaS
    • Public Versus Private Cloud IaaS
    • Hybrid Cloud IaaS
    • Industrialized Versus Bespoke IaaS Offerings
  • Technology Definition
  • Standards
  • Operating Requirements
  • Uses
    • Common Use Cases
    • Adoption Pattern
  • Benefits and Risks
    • Benefits
    • Concerns and Risks
    • Lock-In
  • Technology Alternatives
  • Selection Guidelines
  • Price Performance
  • Technology Providers

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