Gartner Research

2017 Planning Guide for Cloud Computing

Published: 13 October 2016

ID: G00311457

Analyst(s): Elias Khnaser , Douglas Toombs , Alan Waite , Mindy Cancila


In 2017, IT organizations must develop or advance their cloud strategies by adopting and maturing the use of cloud services across the enterprise. This Planning Guide outlines the key planning trends and design considerations for technical professionals focused on cloud.

Table Of Contents

Cloud Computing Trends

  • Organizations Will Prioritize Building, Implementing and Maturing Their Cloud Strategies
    • Planning Considerations
  • Multiprovider Strategies Will Become the De Facto Standard for IaaS and PaaS
    • Planning Considerations
  • Corporate IT Will Live in a Hybrid World for the Foreseeable Future
    • Planning Considerations
  • Most Organizations Will Forgo Trying to Build Full On-Premises Private Clouds
    • Planning Considerations

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