Organizations often struggle to build internal consensus on the adoption of public cloud services due to the uncertainty of benefits and costs. This research helps technical professionals to develop a business case to support investments in migrating workloads into public cloud IaaS.
The Gartner Approach
The Guidance Framework
- Prework: Align to Your Cloud Strategy
- Prework: Set Expectations
- Prework: Define Scope
- Prework: Assess Options
- Step 1: Quantify Expected Benefits
- Quantify Cost Savings
- Quantify Additional Revenue
- Step 2: Quantify Necessary Investments
- Quantify Skills and Processes
- Quantify Migration and Transformation
- Quantify Tooling Investments
- Step 3: Calculate TCO/ROI
- Determine Current State Cost
- Estimate Target State Cost
- Calculate TCO/ROI
Risks and Pitfalls
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