Gartner Research

Assessing the Strengths and Weaknesses of High-Value IaaS and PaaS Multicloud Use Cases

Published: 17 January 2018

ID: G00336677

Analyst(s): Elias Khnaser


Technical professionals are increasingly adopting multicloud strategies for risk mitigation, portability, reduced lock-in, M&As and future cloud provider innovation. This research outlines the strengths and weaknesses of high-value IaaS and PaaS multicloud use cases.

Table Of Contents


  • What Is Multicloud?
    • Multicloud vs. Hybrid Cloud
  • What Are the Different Flavors of Multicloud?
    • Multicloud Strategies
    • Multicloud Architectures
    • Multicloud Management
  • What Are the Network Architecture Changes Needed to Support Multicloud?
    • Data Center Interconnect Fabric
  • What Are Some High-Value Use Cases for Multicloud?
    • Analytics, HPC and Data Warehousing
    • DR and HA for Database Servers
    • VMware Across Multicloud
    • VDI
    • Portable Application Platforms
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses


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