What is a multicloud strategy?
It defines the optimum adoption and use of multiple public and private cloud platforms for different workloads according to an organisation’s unique business requirements.
The Benefits of a Multicloud Strategy
State of the Cloud Market
Why is Multicloud so Prevalent?
The Top Benefits of Multicloud
Multicloud is the Future
Cloud computing is already a pillar of modern IT and multicloud is gaining traction:
of enterprises have a multicloud strategy.
of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy that includes
Organisations use an average of
of enterprises expect cloud expenditure to exceed plans made prior to Covid-19.
Cloud will account for
of all IT spending by 2024.
Flexera Cloud Computing Trends: 2020 State of the cloud report (2020) Flexera (2020) Gartner (2020)
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There are several reasons why multicloud is such a popular strategy:
Enormous investments made by several public cloud providers
The need for resiliency
The desire for flexibility
Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and many others now populate the market.
Multicloud avoids vendor lock-in as businesses can use different clouds for operational or cost efficiencies.
Using multiple clouds reduces the threat of disruption –no matter how remote – boosting resiliency.
Sometimes, multicloud isn’t by design. Different teams might use different clouds because of a disjointed approach or because of a merger.
Different public clouds have different strengths that make one platform more appropriate for a particular workload than another. Multicloud means you have access to the full range of capabilities.
Best of all worlds
A third of all cloud spend is underutilised. Multicloud avoids vendor lock-in, so businesses can benefit from different pricing structures.(6)
Multicloud avoids dependency on a specific cloud service, aiding agility and flexibility.
Different cloud providers have different data centre footprints. Multicloud provides greater freedom over where data is stored, lowers latency, and enables edge computing.
Using multiple cloud platforms mitigates the risk of using a single provider for all workloads.
Insight Intelligent Technology Index (ITI) (2019)
Is multicloud right for your business?
A choice of public clouds is a great thing but overcomplexity can introduce inefficiencies that mitigate the benefits.
The alignment of cloud and business strategy
enable the business,
not hinder it. An effective multicloud strategy should
align with overall business objectives in order to
achieve the most
Cloud is a more
secure architecture than
on-premise infrastructure by default, but it’s important to maintain the same standards wherever data is stored, accessed or transmitted across multiple infrastructures.
eye on cost
have clear visibility over the workloads they have in the cloud so they can monitor spend and identify the most cost-effective choice for
The benefits of using multiple clouds might be obvious, but the path to adoption, implementation and optimisation might not be. Insight can help your organisation embrace the multicloud future, maximising efficiency and reducing waste.
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