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China Summary Translation: 'How Chinese Enterprises Should Select Public Cloud IaaS Providers for Data Center Migration Programs'

Published: 27 October 2017

ID: G00343615

Analyst(s): Kevin Ji


Many Chinese enterprises plan to migrate their workloads to public cloud to optimize cost and operational agility. Given the unique nature of China's market and regulatory framework, I&O leaders must create long-term migration plans and select appropriate partners for public cloud IaaS.

Table Of Contents



How Chinese Enterprises Should Select Public Cloud IaaS Providers for Data Center Migration Programs

  • Key Challenges
  • Recommendations



  • Evaluate the Maturity, Sustainability and Reliability of Available Cloud Service Suppliers
    • Refer to Gartner's Provider Maturity Framework During the Selection Process
    • Recognize That Strategic Cooperation Agreements Will Not Resolve All Problems
  • Evaluate Vendor Competency and Strength Based on Specific Chinese Market Criteria
  • Leverage Gartner's Best Practices to Create an Appropriate Security Evaluation List
  • Fulfill Any Compliance and Regulatory Requirements Based on the Enterprise's Revenue Size and Industry Impact
    • How to Identify the MLPS Certification Level of Chinese Commercial Companies

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