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Comparing Multicloud Management and Governance Approaches

Published: 06 March 2019

ID: G00375973

Analyst(s): Alan Waite


Organizations adopting multicloud architectures must decide how to transform in the areas of IT service brokering, governance, architecture and operations. This research helps I&O-focused technical professionals analyze the alternatives in each area and highlights the strengths of each approach.

Table Of Contents


  • Comparing Approaches to Managing Multicloud Environments
  • Multicloud Management Approaches and Alternatives


  • Central Brokering vs. Independent Teams
  • “On the Side” Self-Service vs. “In the Way” Self-Service
  • Programmatic Control Governance vs. Descriptive Guideline Governance
  • Preventative Programmatic Control vs. Retrospective Programmatic Control
  • Standardized Deployment Architecture vs. Custom Deployments
  • Use-Case-Based Silos vs. Composite Multicloud
  • Central Visibility and Control vs. Distributed Management Centers
  • Cross-Platform Tools vs. Native Tools


  • Brokering and Self-Service
  • Governance
  • Architecture
  • Operations

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