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Solution Path for Implementing a Public Cloud Adoption Framework


Technical professionals responsible for cloud computing are creating public cloud strategies, and want a structured process for selecting, architecting, migrating and governing applications in the public cloud. This document provides a cloud adoption framework to implement cloud services at scale.

Published: 27 February 2019

ID: G00370426

Analyst(s): Elias Khnaser Douglas Toombs

Table Of Contents

Problem Statement

Solution Path Diagram

Solution Path

  • Step 1: Develop Cloud Strategy
    • 1.1 Develop Cloud Skill Sets
    • 1.2 Establish Application Assessment Methodology
    • 1.3 Develop Business Case, and Document Strategy
  • Step 2: Build Cloud Foundations
    • 2.1 Select Cloud Providers
    • 2.2 Adopt Cloud Provider’s Native Tooling
    • 2.3 Integrate Core Infrastructure
  • Step 3: Design, and Mitigate Risks
    • 3.1 Design for Hybrid and Multicloud
    • 3.2 Design for Availability
    • 3.3 Design for Security Best Practices
  • Step 4: Enable Governance
    • 4.1 Develop Governance Methodologies
    • 4.2 Develop Self-Service Strategy
    • 4.3 Create Financial Management Processes
  • Step 5: Achieve Operational Excellence
    • 5.1 Automate and Orchestrate Workloads
    • 5.2 Monitor and Optimize Consumption
    • 5.3 Implement Multicloud Management Tools

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