Gartner Research

How to Begin Using Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service

Published: 26 July 2018

ID: G00360673

Analyst(s): Raj Bala , Lydia Leong

Summary

Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders must avoid overplanning their initial foray into public cloud IaaS. Such plans rarely survive the realities unearthed by running a series of pilot projects.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Run Meaningful Pilot Projects
    • Thoughtfully Implement the Initial Pilot Project
    • Choose Representative Follow-On Use-Case-Specific Pilot Projects
  • Focus on Lessons Learned
    • Implement a Real-World Architecture
    • Leverage Automation
    • Adopt Additional Capabilities Throughout the Pilot Process
  • Get Expert Help

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