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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


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

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