Gartner Research

Rethink Your Internal Private Cloud

Published: 30 August 2018

ID: G00366250

Analyst(s): Michael Warrilow


Internal private cloud infrastructure cannot match hyperscale public cloud. I&O leaders must resist the temptation to mimic a style of computing that they are ill-equipped to replicate.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Re-evaluate Your Need for Internal Private Cloud
    • Most Internal Private Clouds Are Not Cloud
    • Most Internal Private Clouds Are Virtualized On-Premises Infrastructure
    • Few Requirements Warrant an Internal Private Cloud
  • Assess Multiple Sourcing Options
    • The Appeal of Public Cloud
    • The Challenge (and Limitation) of Public Cloud
  • Avoid Trying to Duplicate Public Cloud Infrastructure
    • Cloud Infrastructure Strategy
    • Infrastructure Modernization
    • Cloud-Inspired Infrastructure

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