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How to Source Cloud IaaS Efficiently to Optimize Costs and Mitigate Bimodal Risks

Published: 27 February 2015

ID: G00272682

Analyst(s): David Ackerman , Daniel Barros


Cloud infrastructure-as-a-service adoption is growing faster than any other cloud model — but in siloes, without proper management of costs and risk. Sourcing managers must develop a strategy for a governed IaaS adoption to deliver agility and flexibility, while optimizing costs and mitigating risk.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Step 1: Assess Your Organization's Risk Tolerance for Cloud IaaS
  • Step 2: Select the Most Suitable Cloud IaaS Model
  • Step 3: Evaluate and Select a Service Provider
  • Step 4: Document the Cloud IaaS Sourcing Strategy and Apply to the Organization's Demand Management and Procurement Processes

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