For the past few years cloud computing has made it’s stable grounds in every tech company. With the wider adoption of clouds, the better services and tools and the vast investments in automation and scalability, now it’s time to pay a bit more attention on the quality of the service and end user experience and multi-cloud is the strategic approach that will be the main driving power in 2018.
The need for multi-cloud
Migration to the cloud was more or less an important step for many businesses. And while public clouds provide the solid infrastructure for services, applications and any sort and scale of workload, a big fear for many companies was the reliance on a single provider.
Whether it is due to the criticality of the business data or due to newly raising regulations and concerns, choosing a cloud provider and building a companies cloud strategy was often seen as a long term investment and lock-in.
What is multi-cloud?
Multi-cloud strategy focuses on building on top of multiple cloud service providers. The evolved market for cloud services now provides plenty of good options and keeps moving towards more diversified and competitive offerings for the business. This means that you can now choose and your choice is not limited to only a few options.
This means that now moving to a cloud doesn’t mean limiting to one vendor.
With multi-cloud strategy, you can now look into other options that provide better geographic locations, better service performance or simply more competitive pricing.
Another benefit of the multi-cloud is that it will reduce one of the biggest concern out there – the vendor lock-in.
In the occassion of disasters, we’ve seen cloud providers with compromised reachability, which is another key improvement in choosing multiple vendors.
And in case you want add or remove a provider from the pool of your multi-cloud, it will now be far less painful to do it.
How to start with multi-cloud?
A big driver for multi-cloud was the development of management and automation tools, that made infrastructure more independent and mobile.
In 2018 more and more focuse will go on DevOps and Software Defined Infrastructure, so these should be the least componnents of going into multi-cloud.
The idea of it, is to improve and make infrastructure simpler and easier than ever, so if you want keep on track definetly multi-cloud strategy should be in your mind for the next year.