Cloud Buyers' Decision Tree : Decision Tree Paths

 

Path I

Answers

1

Yes

Vertical

2

Yes

Differentiating

7

Yes

Application Insulated

8

Yes

IT-based Differentiationa

9

Yes

Custom HW & OS and Application

Conclusions

Public Cloud Fit

Not Good

Private Cloud Fit

Probably Not Good

Non-Cloud Outsourcing Fit

Not Good

Path II

Answers

1

Yes

Vertical

2

Yes

Differentiating

7

Yes

Application Insulated

8

Yes

IT-based Differentiationa

9

No

Standard HW & OS or Application

10

Yes

Custom (or Specialized) HW & OS

Conclusions

Public Cloud Fit

Not Good

Private Cloud Fit

Probably Not Good

Non-Cloud Outsourcing Fit

Not Good

Path III

Answers

1

Yes

Vertical

2

Yes

Differentiating

7

Yes

Application Insulated

8

Yes

IT-based Differentiationa

9

No

Standard HW & OS or Application

10

No

Standard HW & OS (and Custom Application)

3

Yes

Impediments to Outsourcing

6

Yes

Platform Solution

4

Yes

Impediments to Cloud Adoption

Conclusions

Public Cloud Fit

Not Good

Private Cloud Fit

Not Good

Non-Cloud Outsourcing Fit

Not Good

Path IV

Answers

1

Yes

Vertical

2

Yes

Differentiating

7

Yes

Application Insulated

8

Yes

IT-based Differentiationa

9

No

Standard HW & OS or Application

10

No

Standard HW & OS (and Custom Application)

3

Yes

Impediments to Outsourcing

6

Yes

Platform Solution

4

No

No Impediments to Cloud Adoption

5

Yes

Primary Business Driver is Cloud-compatible

Conclusions

Public Cloud Fit

Not Good

Private Cloud Fit

PaaS Good

Non-Cloud Outsourcing Fit

Not Good

Path V

Answers

1

Yes

Vertical

2

Yes

Differentiating

7

Yes

Application Insulated

8

Yes

IT-based Differentiationa

9

No

Standard HW & OS or Application

10

No

Standard HW & OS (and Custom Application)

3

Yes

Impediments to Outsourcing

6

Yes

Platform Solution

4

No

No Impediments to Cloud Adoption

5

No

Primary Business Driver is not Cloud-compatible

Conclusions

Public Cloud Fit

Not Good

Private Cloud Fit

Not Good

Non-Cloud Outsourcing Fit

Not Good

Path VI

Answers

1

Yes

Vertical

2

Yes

Differentiating

7

Yes

Application Insulated

8

Yes

IT-based Differentiationa

9

No

Standard HW & OS or Application

10

No

Standard HW & OS (and Custom Application)

3

Yes

Impediments to Outsourcing

6

No

Not Platform Solution

Conclusions

Public Cloud Fit

Not Good

Private Cloud Fit

Not Good

Non-Cloud Outsourcing Fit

Not Good

Other Recommendations

Consider in-house HW & OS appliances, out-tasking infrastructure management.

Path VII

Answers

1

Yes

Vertical

2

Yes

Differentiating

7

Yes

Application Insulated

8

Yes

IT-based Differentiationa

9

No

Standard HW & OS or Application

10

No

Standard HW & OS (and Custom Application)

3

No

No Impediments to Outsourcing

4

Yes

Impediments to Cloud Adoption

Conclusions

Public Cloud Fit

Not Good

Private Cloud Fit

Not Good

Non-Cloud Outsourcing Fit

Probably Good

Path VIII

Answers

1

Yes

Vertical

2

Yes

Differentiating

7

Yes

Application Insulated

8

Yes

IT-based Differentiationa

9

No

Standard HW & OS or Application

10

No

Standard HW & OS (and Custom Application)

3

No

No Impediments to Outsourcing

4

No

No Impediments to Cloud Adoption

5

Yes

Primary Business Driver is Cloud-compatible

Conclusions

Public Cloud Fit

IaaS (not SaaS) Good

Private Cloud Fit

Not as Good

Non-Cloud Outsourcing Fit

Not as Good

Path IX

Answers

1

Yes

Vertical

2

Yes

Differentiating

7

Yes

Application Insulated

8

Yes

IT-based Differentiationa

9

No

Standard HW & OS or Application

10

No

Standard HW & OS (and Custom Application)

3

No

No Impediments to Outsourcing

4

No

No Impediments to Cloud Adoption

5

No

Primary Business Driver is not Cloud-compatible

Conclusions

Public Cloud Fit

Not Good

Private Cloud Fit

Not Good

Non-Cloud Outsourcing Fit

Good

Path X

Answers

1

Yes

Vertical

2

Yes

Differentiating

7

Yes

Application Insulated

8

No

Process-based Differentiationa

3

Yes

Impediments to Outsourcing

6

Yes

Platform Solution

4

Yes

Impediments to Cloud Adoption

Conclusions

Public Cloud Fit

Not Good

Private Cloud Fit

Not Good

Non-Cloud Outsourcing Fit

Not Good

Path XI

Answers

1

Yes

Vertical

2

Yes

Differentiating

7

Yes

Application Insulated

8

No

Process-based Differentiationa

3

Yes

Impediments to Outsourcing

6

Yes

Platform Solution

4

No

No Impediments to Cloud Adoption

5

Yes

Primary Business Driver is Cloud-compatible

Conclusions

Public Cloud Fit

Not Good

Private Cloud Fit

PaaS Good

Non-Cloud Outsourcing Fit

Not Good

Path XII

Answers

1

Yes

Vertical

2

Yes

Differentiating

7

Yes

Application Insulated

8

No

Process-based Differentiationa

3

Yes

Impediments to Outsourcing

6

Yes

Platform Solution

4

No

No Impediments to Cloud Adoption

5

No

Primary Business Driver is not Cloud-compatible

Conclusions

Public Cloud Fit

Not Good

Private Cloud Fit

Not Good

Non-Cloud Outsourcing Fit

Not Good

Path XIII

Answers

1

Yes

Vertical

2

Yes

Differentiating

7

Yes

Application Insulated

8

No

Process-based Differentiationa

3

Yes

Impediments to Outsourcing

6

No

Not Platform Solution

Conclusions

Public Cloud Fit

Not Good

Private Cloud Fit

Not Good

Non-Cloud Outsourcing Fit

Not Good

Path XIV

Answers

1

Yes

Vertical

2

Yes

Differentiating

7

Yes

Application Insulated

8

No

Process-based Differentiationa

3

No

No Impediments to Outsourcing

4

Yes

Impediments to Cloud Adoption

Conclusions

Public Cloud Fit

Not Good

Private Cloud Fit

Not Good

Non-Cloud Outsourcing Fit

Good

Path XV

Answers

1

Yes

Vertical

2

Yes

Differentiating

7

Yes

Application Insulated

8

No

Process-based Differentiationa

3

No

No Impediments to Outsourcing

4

No

No Impediments to Cloud Adoption

5

Yes

Primary Business Driver is Cloud-compatible

Conclusions

Public Cloud Fit

Good

Private Cloud Fit

Not as Good

Non-Cloud Outsourcing Fit

Not as Good

Path XVI

Answers

1

Yes

Vertical

2

Yes

Differentiating

7

Yes

Application Insulated

8

No

Process-based Differentiationa

3

No

No Impediments to Outsourcing

4

No

No Impediments to Cloud Adoption

5

No

Primary Business Driver is not Cloud-compatible

Conclusions

Public Cloud Fit

Not Good

Private Cloud Fit

Not Good

Non-Cloud Outsourcing Fit

Good

Path XVII

Answers

1

Yes

Vertical

2

Yes

Differentiating

7

No

Application Not Insulated

Conclusions

Public Cloud Fit

Not Good

Private Cloud Fit

Not Good

Non-Cloud Outsourcing Fit

Not Good

Path XVIII

Answers

1

Yes

Vertical

2

No

Not Differentiating

3

Yes

Impediments to Outsourcing

6

Yes

Platform Solution

4

Yes

Impediments to Cloud Adoption

Conclusions

Public Cloud Fit

Not Good

Private Cloud Fit

Not Good

Non-Cloud Outsourcing Fit

Not Good

Path XIX

Answers

1

Yes

Vertical

2

No

Not Differentiating

3

Yes

Impediments to Outsourcing

6

Yes

Platform Solution

4

No

No Impediments to Cloud Adoption

5

Yes

Primary Business Driver is Cloud-compatible

Conclusions

Public Cloud Fit

Not Good

Private Cloud Fit

PaaS Good

Non-Cloud Outsourcing Fit

Not Good

Path XX

Answers

1

Yes

Vertical

2

No

Not Differentiating

3

Yes

Impediments to Outsourcing

6

Yes

Platform Solution

4

No

No Impediments to Cloud Adoption

5

No

Primary Business Driver is not Cloud-compatible

Conclusions

Public Cloud Fit

Not Good

Private Cloud Fit

Not Good

Non-Cloud Outsourcing Fit

Not Good

Path XXI

Answers

1

Yes

Vertical

2

No

Not Differentiating

3

Yes

Impediments to Outsourcing

6

No

Not Platform Solution

Conclusions

Public Cloud Fit

Not Good

Private Cloud Fit

Not Good

Non-Cloud Outsourcing Fit

Not Good

Path XXII

Answers

1

Yes

Vertical

2

No

Not Differentiating

3

No

No Impediments to Outsourcing

4

Yes

Impediments to Cloud Adoption

Conclusions

Public Cloud Fit

Not Good

Private Cloud Fit

Not Good

Non-Cloud Outsourcing Fit

Saas Good

Path XXIII

Answers

1

Yes

Vertical

2

No

Not Differentiating

3

No

No Impediments to Outsourcing

4

No

No Impediments to Cloud Adoption

5

Yes

Primary Business Driver is Cloud-compatible

Conclusions

Public Cloud Fit

Saas Good

Private Cloud Fit

Not Good

Non-Cloud Outsourcing Fit

Not as Good

Path XXIV

Answers

1

Yes

Vertical

2

No

Not Differentiating

3

No

No Impediments to Outsourcing

4

No

No Impediments to Cloud Adoption

5

No

Primary Business Driver is Not Cloud-compatible

Conclusions

Public Cloud Fit

Saas Good

Private Cloud Fit

Not Good

Non-Cloud Outsourcing Fit

Good

Path XXV

Answers

1

No

Horizontal

3

Yes

Impediments to Outsourcing

6

Yes

Platform Solution

4

Yes

Impediments to Cloud Adoption

Conclusions

Public Cloud Fit

Not Good

Private Cloud Fit

Not Good

Non-Cloud Outsourcing Fit

Not Good

Path XXVI

Answers

1

No

Horizontal

3

Yes

Impediments to Outsourcing

6

Yes

Platform Solution

4

No

No Impediments to Cloud Adoption

5

Yes

Primary Business Driver is Cloud-compatible

Conclusions

Public Cloud Fit

Not Good

Private Cloud Fit

PaaS Good

Non-Cloud Outsourcing Fit

Not Good

Path XXVII

Answers

1

No

Horizontal

3

Yes

Impediments to Outsourcing

6

Yes

Platform Solution

4

No

No Impediments to Cloud Adoption

5

No

Primary Business Driver is Not Cloud-compatible

Conclusions

Public Cloud Fit

Not Good

Private Cloud Fit

Not Good

Non-Cloud Outsourcing Fit

Not Good

Path XXVIII

Answers

1

No

Horizontal

3

Yes

Impediments to Outsourcing

6

No

Not Platform Solution

Conclusions

Public Cloud Fit

Not Good

Private Cloud Fit

Not Good

Non-Cloud Outsourcing Fit

Not Good

Other Recommendations

Consider virtualization, application appliances, and out-tasking.

Path XXIX

Answers

1

No

Horizontal

3

No

No Impediments to Outsourcing

4

Yes

Impediments to Cloud Adoption

Conclusions

Public Cloud Fit

Not Good

Private Cloud Fit

Not Good

Non-Cloud Outsourcing Fit

Good

Path XXX

Answers

1

No

Horizontal

3

No

No Impediments to Outsourcing

4

No

No Impediments to Cloud Adoption

5

Yes

Primary Business Driver is Cloud-compatible

Conclusions

Public Cloud Fit

Good

Private Cloud Fit

Not as Good

Non-Cloud Outsourcing Fit

Not as Good

Path XXXI

Answers

1

No

Horizontal

3

No

No Impediments to Outsourcing

4

No

No Impediments to Cloud Adoption

5

No

Primary Business Driver is Not Cloud-compatible

Conclusions

Public Cloud Fit

Not Good

Private Cloud Fit

Not as Good

Non-Cloud Outsourcing Fit

Good

 

 

 

 

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