Gartner Research

Designing a Cloud Strategy Document

Published: 13 June 2019

ID: G00376856

Analyst(s): Marco Meinardi


Documenting your cloud adoption strategy helps achieve consensus and increases the chances of success. This research guides I&O technical professionals through the content of a cloud strategy document and provides downloadable templates for communication with internal groups.

Table Of Contents


  • Executive Summary
  • Business Objectives
    • Vision
    • Goals and Benefits
    • Success Metrics
  • Risk Assessment
  • Organizational Impact
  • Decision Governance
    • Cloud-First
    • Application Assessment
    • Application Migration Strategy
    • Cloud Tiers
    • Cloud Providers
    • Multicloud
    • Hybrid IT
    • Workload Placement
  • Follow-Up



  • Cloud Defined
  • Downloading and Using the Templates

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