Gartner Research

Four Types of Cloud Computing Define a Spectrum of Cloud Value

Published: 28 October 2016

ID: G00315202

Analyst(s): Daryl Plummer , David Cearley , David Smith


Singularly focused views on cloud computing fail to look at the breadth of offerings of cloud providers. Our Cloud Spectrum allows technology strategic planners to examine the value inherent in multiple cloud delivery types to align specific initiatives with purported "cloud" offerings.

Table Of Contents


  • The Cloud Spectrum
    • Type 0 — Cloud-Enabling
    • Type 1 — Cloud-Inspired
    • Type 2 — Pure Cloud
    • Type 3 — Cloud-Enhanced
  • Conclusion

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