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Designing a Cloud Strategy Document

Published: 05 January 2017

ID: G00311458

Analyst(s): Mindy Cancila


A cloud strategy document is a critical deliverable for organizations planning to implement cloud services. This initiative analysis provides guidance on business and architectural aspects that technical professionals must document and includes downloadable Microsoft Word and PowerPoint templates.

Table Of Contents


  • Executive Summary
    • Recommendations
    • Next Steps
    • Revision History
  • Cloud Defined
  • Business Objectives and Requirements
    • Scope
    • Future Goals
    • Workload Assessment
    • Roles and Stakeholders
    • Resourcing and Budgeting
    • Milestones
    • Completion Criteria and Success Metrics
    • Assumptions and Dependencies
  • Architectural Overview
    • Provider Assessment
    • Architectural and Technical Requirements
    • Constraints
    • Technical Risk Assessment
  • Implementation Details
  • References


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