Gartner Research

Networking Across Multiple Cloud IaaS Regions and Providers

Published: 27 June 2018

ID: G00354918

Analyst(s): Simon Richard

Summary

Connecting clouds is vital for organizations because data and applications increasingly reside in a mesh of public cloud services, private clouds and data centers. Technical professionals must design a cohesive multicloud network architecture to adapt to the demands imposed by digital business.

Table Of Contents

Problem Statement

The Gartner Approach

The Guidance Framework

  • Prework
    • Determine Where Your Users and Application Components Are to Understand Latency Effects
    • Establish the Role and Responsibilities of the NetOps Team
    • Understand Data Transfer Costs
  • Navigating the Architecture Domains Components
  • Domain 1: The Cloud Provider Network Edge
    • Design VNet/VPC Edge Complex
    • Leverage the Cloud Provider for Interregion Connectivity
    • Guidance for Domain 1
  • Domain 2: The Customer Cloud Network Edge
    • Architect Your Multicloud Topology
    • Select an Interconnect Connectivity Design
    • Guidance for Domain 2
  • Domain 3: Network Services
    • Understand Your Cloud Service Delivery Options
    • Decide Where to Run Network Services
    • Guidance for Domain 3

Risks and Pitfalls

  • Planning Too Far Ahead
  • Failing to Implement Effective and Consistent Network Policy and Governance
  • Relying on Existing Network Vendors to Develop Your Cloud Network Architecture
  • Related Guidance

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