Gartner Research

The Many Faces of Private Cloud

Published: 14 January 2020

ID: G00342755

Analyst(s): Alan Waite

Summary

Private workloads continue to be critical for most organizations, and I&O technical professionals must modernize private infrastructure in parallel with public cloud adoption. The key is to decide how much and what type of “private cloud” is enough.

Table Of Contents

Comparison

Analysis

  • What Is Private Cloud?
  • Alternative Hosting and Management Models for Infrastructure
  • Technology Approaches for the Control Plane
    • Hyperconverged and Software-Defined Infrastructure
    • Virtualization Automation
    • Continuous Infrastructure Automation
    • IaaS Orchestrators
    • Container Orchestrators
    • CaaS Solutions
    • Private PaaS Platforms

Guidance

  • Define Infrastructure and Control Plane Responsibility
  • Choose the Simplest Combination of Approaches That Meets Your Needs
  • Clearly Define the Modernization Outcome to the Business
  • Plan for Changes in Internal I&O Team Structure and Skills

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