Gartner Research

A Three-Part Approach to Jump-Start Your Cloud Strategy

Published: 17 November 2015

ID: G00292590

Analyst(s): Daryl Plummer , Claudio Da Rold, David Smith

Summary

Defining a cloud strategy can become a convoluted process, and many companies need advice on where to begin. IT leaders should consider these best practices to guide cloud adoption.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Adopt Cloud Computing Services From an Outcome Perspective
    • Survey Your Cloud Usage
    • Survey Your Applications for Cloud Readiness
  • Define Your Guiding Principles for Cloud Adoption
    • How You Acquire Cloud Services
    • Account Management and Negotiation
    • Data Restrictions
    • Exit Strategies
    • Disaster Recovery Options
  • Determine What Matters to You in the Cloud

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