Gartner Research

Automating Hybrid Infrastructure Provisioning and Application Deployment

Published: 05 March 2019

ID: G00378106

Analyst(s): Brian Adler


Organizations require a consistent, repeatable process for provisioning infrastructure in a hybrid environment. This research helps technical professionals develop a hybrid infrastructure provisioning process and identify tools that provide value in the phases of this process.

Table Of Contents

Problem Statement

The Gartner Approach

The Guidance Framework

  • Prework
    • Initial Setup
    • Cloud (or Not Cloud) Selection
    • Identify Constraints
  • Step 1 — Identify and Create Self-Service Catalog
    • Step 1.1: Define Blueprints/Templates
    • Step 1.2: User Interaction — Applying RBACs and Governance Policies
  • Step 2 — Create/Initialize/Tag Resources
    • Step 2.1: Create Resources
    • Step 2.2: Initialize Resources
    • Step 2.3: Tag Resources
  • Step 3 — Application Installation and Configuration
    • Step 3.1: Installation and Configuration
    • Step 3.2: Connectivity/Orchestration
    • Step 3.3: Day 2 Operations
  • Follow-Up

Risks and Pitfalls

  • Related Guidance

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