Gartner Research

Implementing Governance for Public Cloud IaaS and PaaS

Published: 07 April 2017

ID: G00302707

Analyst(s): Mindy Cancila , Devanshu Ahuja


Organizations are embracing public cloud IaaS and PaaS for the benefits of on-demand capacity, self-service and automation, but these introduce new governance challenges. This document provides technical professionals with guidance on the processes and tools that are needed to achieve governance.

Table Of Contents

Problem Statement

The Gartner Approach

The Guidance Framework

  • Prework
    • Documenting Your Cloud Strategy and Creating a Cloud Adoption Framework
    • Embedding Governance Processes Into Your Comprehensive Cloud Strategy
    • Aligning Governance With Your Cloud Management Strategy
  • Gartner Framework for Achieving Public Cloud Governance
    • Step 1. Identify Your Governance Team
    • Step 2. Define Your Governance Processes and Policies
    • Step 3. Implement Policy-Based Management
  • Follow-Up

Risks and Pitfalls

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