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2018 Planning Guide for Cloud Computing

Published: 29 September 2017

ID: G00331853

Analyst(s): Marco Meinardi , Joerg Fritsch , Elias Khnaser , Alan Waite , Jason Normanton, Traverse Clayton , Kyle Davis , Lowell Shulman , Mindy Cancila , Douglas Toombs


In 2018, IT organizations must prioritize advancing cloud strategies and mature the use of cloud services across the organization. This Planning Guide outlines the key trends and design considerations for technical professionals focused on cloud.

Table Of Contents

Cloud Computing Trends

  • Organizations Will Continue to Advance Cloud-First Strategies
    • Planning Considerations
  • Traditional Cloud Market Segments Will Blur
    • Planning Considerations
  • Multicloud Will Become the De Facto Standard
    • Planning Considerations
  • Architects Will Make Hybrid IT a Reality
    • Planning Considerations

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