Gartner Research

Designing a Cloud Strategy Document

Published: 03 April 2015

ID: G00272867

Analyst(s): Mindy Cancila


A cloud strategy document is a critical deliverable for organizations planning to implement cloud services. This initiative analysis provides guidance on documenting business and architectural aspects along with a template that architects can download to create a cloud strategy document.

Table Of Contents



  • Executive Summary
    • Recommendations
    • Next Steps
  • Program Overview
    • Cloud Defined
    • Program Definition and Justification
    • Scope
    • Roles and Stakeholders
    • Milestones
    • Completion Criteria and Success Metrics
  • Business Overview
    • Business Objectives and Requirements
    • Workload Assessment
    • Assumptions and Dependencies
    • Resourcing and Budgeting
  • Architectural Overview
    • Architecture and Technical Requirements
    • Future Goals
    • Workload Assessment
    • Constraints
    • Risk Assessment
    • Vendor Assessment
  • Implementation Details
  • References


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