Gartner Research

Developing a Public Cloud IaaS Adoption and Migration Framework

Published: 23 March 2017

ID: G00315937

Analyst(s): Angelina Troy


Adopting public IaaS successfully requires a systematic approach, including establishing a strategy to migrate applications and practices for cloud management. This document provides a framework for technical professionals who are developing a plan to migrate applications into the cloud.

Table Of Contents

Problem Statement

The Gartner Approach

The Guidance Framework

  • Prework
    • P1: Have a Cloud Strategy in Place
    • P2: Establish a Cloud Team and Build Skills
    • P3: Identify Apps and Migration Paths
  • Step 1: Application Assessment and Cloud Environment Design
    • 1.1: Build Application Dependency Maps
    • 1.2: Build an Application Migration Plan
    • 1.3: Develop High-Level Application Designs
  • Step 2: Build a Management Strategy
    • 2.1: Implement a Cost-Monitoring Strategy
    • 2.2: Plan Ongoing Operational Management
    • 2.3: Establish Governance Practices
    • 2.4: Establish Your Multiprovider Stance
    • 2.5: Develop Detailed Application Designs
  • Step 3: Perform the Application Migration
    • 3.1: Select Tools for Migration
    • 3.2: Prepare the Source VMs
    • 3.3: Develop a Run Book for Repeatability
    • 3.4: Test Run Book
    • 3.5: Begin Wave-Based Migration Using Run Book
  • Follow-Up

Risks and Pitfalls

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