Gartner Research

Decision Point for Selecting Single or Multicloud Workload Deployment Models

Published: 18 April 2017

ID: G00322970

Analyst(s): Elias Khnaser


Cloud services from multiple providers appeal to technical professionals looking to mitigate risk, reduce lock-in and capitalize on the strengths of the cloud providers. However, multicloud is complex. This research outlines design options for single and multicloud adoption.

Table Of Contents

Decision Point Question

Decision Overview

Decision Tool

Principles, Requirements and Constraints

  • Principles
  • Requirements and Constraints
    • Suitable Secondary Provider Capabilities
    • Automation Level
    • Toolset Selection
    • Skill Set Availability
    • Budget
    • Lack of Secondary Cloud Provider Capabilities or Suitability


  • Single Provider, Single Region
  • Single Provider, Multiple Regions
  • Redundant Multicloud
  • Automated Multicloud
  • Continuous Multicloud

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