Gartner Research

Technology Insight for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service

Published: 04 May 2017

ID: G00319911

Analyst(s): Lydia Leong


Cloud infrastructure as a service provides self-service, on-demand access to infrastructure resources. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders can use it to improve business agility and developer productivity, reduce costs, and enable IT transformation.

Table Of Contents


  • Definition
  • Description
    • Components of Cloud IaaS
    • Public Versus Private Cloud IaaS
    • Internal Private Cloud
    • Hybrid Cloud IaaS
    • Industrialized Versus Bespoke IaaS Offerings
    • Customer Responsibilities
    • Pricing
  • Benefits and Uses
    • Common Use Cases
    • Adoption Rate
  • Risks
  • Evaluation Factors
  • Cloud IaaS Alternatives
  • Recommendations
  • Representative Providers

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