Gartner Research

Best Networking Practices Inside the Public Cloud

Published: 14 May 2019

ID: G00388273

Analyst(s): Andrew Lerner , Dennis Smith


It is enticing but suboptimal to apply traditional data center network practices within public cloud infrastructure such as AWS and Azure. This research identifies top recommendations for I&O leaders building or optimizing networks in public cloud IaaS.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Elevate the Importance of In-the-Cloud Networking
  • Shift the Primary Focus From Network Control to Governance
    • Network Teams Should Retain Network Architecture Responsibility
  • Prefer Cloud-Native Stacks to Bringing in Traditional Solutions
    • Example: Native Microsegmentation Versus Traditional VLANs
  • Rethink Managing Network Costs

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