IDC PlanScape: Cloud Adoption Strategy
This IDC PlanScape focuses on two key processes that enable senior IT executives to evaluate which workloads to move to the cloud and which should remain on-premise:Categorizing workloads to define cloud adoption prioritiesEvaluating incremental advantage of cloud adoption for each workload "Performing these two analyses should go a long way to determining an organization's unique 'sweet spot' in the cloud as the basis for its cloud adoption strategy," says Bob Multhaup, adjunct analyst with IDC's IT Executive Programs (IEP).
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- IDC PlanScape Figure
- Executive Summary
- Why Is Cloud Adoption Strategy Important?
- Getting the Cloud Mix Right
- Getting Cloud Priorities Right
- What Is Cloud Adoption Strategy?
- Categorizing Workloads to Define Adoption Priorities
- Strategic Cloud Workloads
- Easy Cloud Workloads
- Other Legacy Workloads
- Evaluating Workloads: Four Workload Value Creation Questions
- Question 1: What Is the Total Cost of Ownership of the On-Premise Workload Compared with the TCO of the Cloud Workload?
- Question 2: What Is the Incremental Business Advantage of Moving to the Cloud?
- Question 3: What Are the Long-Term Strategic Implications of Moving to the Cloud?
- Question 4: Does IT Have the Capabilities to Support and Deliver the Cloud Workload?
- Who Are the Key Stakeholders?
- How Can My Organization Take Advantage of Cloud Adoption Strategy?
- Step 1: Perform Competitive Benchmarking Between On-Premise and Cloud
- Comparing IaaS
- Comparing PaaS
- Comparing SaaS
- Comparing Additional Services
- Step 2: Determine Incremental Business Advantage of Cloud Workloads
- Step 3: Evaluate the Long-Term Implications of a Cloud Migration
- Step 4: Ensure That Necessary IT Capabilities Are in Place
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