Multi-Cloud is the future of cloud computing
81% of all companies run multi-cloud environments. These include different public cloud providers as well as private cloud platforms, such as OpenStack, Cloud Foundry or Kubernetes.
This is why:
No two cloud platforms are alike and neither are people. Varying requirements of applications and employee skill sets ask for different infrastructure platforms to get the job done right. Having these in place is the foundation for product development.
Avoiding Vendor Lock-in
Technology evolves everyday. You don’t want to bet on the wrong horse and risk to fall behind your competition for a technology choice. Instead, embrace the change and open up for the use of multiple platforms.
These are the Multi-Cloud challenges you need to solve
Naturally, an increasing number of cloud providers does not come without complexity. Imagine, having 300 employees working in your IT department and all of them need to access a newly introduced cloud platform. It’s important that you get these processes right or you will waste developers’ costly time.
Keeping control of multi-cloud environments to ensure governance is considered one of the biggest challenges among IT decision makers. To overcome it, state-of-the-art identity and access management (IAM) is a must. Shared credentials and distributed access logs should belong to the past
Multi-Cloud environments not only offer flexibility from a technological point of view but also in terms of cost. While getting all the costs together can be a hassle, if done manually, having transparency on budget allocation offers great potential for optimization.