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China Summary Translation: 'Four Types of Cloud Computing Define a Spectrum of Cloud Value'

Published: 05 May 2017

ID: G00328164

Analyst(s): Peter Liu , Daryl Plummer


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



Four Types of Cloud Computing Define a Spectrum of Cloud Value

  • Key Findings
  • Recommendations


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

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