Gartner Research

Take a Risk-Based Approach to Public Cloud IaaS

Published: 09 November 2015

ID: G00293359

Analyst(s): Lydia Leong


Most risks associated with the use of public cloud infrastructure as a service cannot be addressed contractually. Enterprise architects must identify and mitigate risks through predominantly technical means.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Take a Risk-Based Approach
  • Do Not Depend on Contractual Provisions for Risk Mitigation
  • Architect Carefully
    • Availability
    • Performance
    • Vendor Lock-In
    • Security
    • Cost Overruns
  • Provide Governance That Does Not Restrict Functionality

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