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Solution Path for Developing a Public Cloud Strategy

Published: 05 May 2016

ID: G00302159

Analyst(s): Mindy Cancila


Organizations are creating a public cloud strategy and want to structure the process of selecting, architecting, migrating and governing applications in the public cloud. This document provides a cloud adoption framework that cloud architects can leverage to adopt cloud services at scale.

Table Of Contents

Problem Statement

Solution Path Diagram

Solution Path

  • Step 1: Build Skills, and Assess Applications
    • 1.1 Create Your Cloud Team
    • 1.2 Assess Application Readiness
    • Outputs From Step 1
  • Step 2: Select Cloud Providers and Services
    • 2.1 Select the Layer of Cloud Services
    • 2.2 Select Cloud Providers
    • Outputs From Step 2
  • Step 3: Architect Cloud Services, and Mitigate Risks
    • 3.1 Architect Cloud Services
    • 3.2 Secure Cloud Implementations
    • 3.3 Design for Availability, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
    • Outputs From Step 3
  • Step 4: Estimate the Bill, and Establish Governance
    • 4.1 Create a Forecast
    • 4.2 Define Policies and Procedures
    • Outputs From Step 4
  • Step 5: Provision and Automate Cloud Services
    • 5.1 Order Cloud Services
    • 5.2 Orchestrate Cloud Workloads
    • Outputs From Step 5
  • Step 6: Operate Cloud Environments at Scale
    • 6.1 Manage Cloud Deployments
    • 6.2 Monitor Cloud Consumption
    • 6.3 Become the Broker
    • Key Outputs From Step 6

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