Gartner Research

2019 Planning Guide for Cloud Computing

Published: 05 October 2018

ID: G00361515

Analyst(s): Simon Richard , Marco Meinardi , Elias Khnaser , Kyle Davis , Traverse Clayton , Joerg Fritsch , Douglas Toombs , Lydia Leong , Alan Waite , Nik Simpson , Paul Delory , Gregg Siegfried , Gregory Murray

Summary

In 2019, hybrid IT will be the standard. Technical professionals focused on cloud must continue to advance cloud-first strategies, embrace multicloud and maintain on-premises environments, with a focus on integration and brokering. This Planning Guide outlines trends for successful cloud adoption.

Table Of Contents

Cloud Computing Trends

  • Organizations Will Advance Cloud-First Strategies With Multicloud Adoption
    • Planning Considerations
  • Optimizing Workloads for IaaS, PaaS and SaaS Will Be an Increasingly Critical Priority
    • Planning Considerations
  • Hybrid IT Strategies Will Continue to Mature Across Organizations
    • Planning Considerations
  • Organizations Will Invest in Developing Cloud Skills Across Disciplines
    • Planning Considerations

Setting Priorities

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2019 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.