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Solution Path for Implementing a Public Cloud Adoption Maturity Plan

Published: 07 June 2017

ID: G00327507

Analyst(s): Kyle Hilgendorf


Technical professionals responsible for cloud architecture must commit to a transformation of their organizations, governance, technology, applications and management processes to better adopt cloud services. This Solution Path presents a maturity plan for advancing your cloud adoption.

Table Of Contents

Problem Statement

Solution Path Diagram

Solution Path

  • Phase 1 — Elementary Cloud
    • 1.1 Organizational: Sponsor and Define
    • 1.2 Governance: Discover and Justify
    • 1.3 Architecture: Assess Portfolio and Proof of Concept
    • 1.4 Provider Brokerage: Create Master Evaluation Criteria
    • 1.5 Cloud Operations: Baseline Management
  • Phase 2 — Specialized Cloud
    • 2.1 Organizational: Construct Organization
    • 2.2 Governance: Develop Application Readiness and Access Control
    • 2.3 Architecture: Set Integration Foundations
    • 2.4 Provider Brokerage: Manual Provider Management
    • 2.5 Cloud Operations: Operational Stability
  • Phase 3 — Multicloud
    • 3.1 Organizational: Train and Transform
    • 3.2 Governance: Mitigate Risks
    • 3.3 Architecture: Multicloud Foundations
    • 3.4 Provider Brokerage: Risk-Based Management
    • 3.5 Cloud Operations: Multicloud Management
  • Phase 4 — Brokered Multicloud
    • 4.1 Organizational: Broker IT Services
    • 4.2 Governance: Policy-Based Risk Management
    • 4.3 Architecture: Orchestrate Standardized Services
    • 4.4 Provider Brokerage: Self-Service Provider Management
    • 4.5 Cloud Operations: Self-Service Management
  • Conclusion

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