Gartner Research

Target Networking for Successful Cloud Deployments

Published: 11 August 2015

ID: G00279014

Analyst(s): Dennis Smith , Andrew Lerner


To gain transformational benefit from a private and/or hybrid cloud deployment, I&O leaders should look beyond provisioning compute and storage to address the networking domain; those that don't will sacrifice business agility.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Foster Culture and Skill Set Changes
    • Culture
    • Staffing and Skillsets
  • Invest in Automation, Programmability and Multitenancy Capabilities
    • Programmable Networking Elements
    • Ethernet Fabrics
    • Software-Defined Networking
  • Build New Networking Infrastructure in Two Phases
    • Phase 1: Private Cloud
    • Phase 2: Extension to Public Cloud

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