The multi-cloud strategy is a common scenario now with companies investing in digital initiatives. IDC predicts that by 2020, 90 percent of organizations will use multi-cloud services and platforms. In this article at the Enterprisers Project, Kevin Casey talks about the 5 key trends you must follow in existing or new multiple cloud platform.
The Multi-Cloud Trends
As per 451 Research, the future of IT depends on multi-cloud platforms and hybrid. The research firm reports that 69% of respondents are preparing to implement multiple cloud environment by 2019. Though companies have been investing in multi-cloud strategies for some time now, it has garnered attention in recent times.
- Widening Applicability: Epicor CIO Rich Murr confirms that majority of the IT leaders use multi-cloud across their organizations for internal services. Customer-facing solutions mostly depend on a single IaaS and PaaS platform. However, with the increase in multi-cloud adaptability, customer applications too might make use of the approach. Murr recommends adoption at least for the sake of saving costs.
- From VMs to Container: Aqua Security CTO Amir Jerbi predicts that organizations are shifting from virtual machines to container technology. Tools like Kubernetes are beneficial for IT leaders in terms of operations and management. With numerous multiple cloud provider options, leaders can filter out the best based on cost savings, performance, and geographical coverage.
- Gaining Momentum: Algorithm Inc. consultant Dave Dozer says that vendors and communities are increasingly adopting the multi-cloud technology. They have realized that systems should have the ability to scale and integrate seamlessly. Dozer advises the CIOs and IT leaders to learn the exact features their service providers are offering rather than trust their sales brochures.
- Multiple Cloud vs Hybrid: Red Hat general manager Radhesh Balakrishnan explains that multi-cloud is a combination of cloud services from multiple providers. While multi-cloud services independent, hybrid means a mix of public and private cloud that are orchestrated together for your benefit. However, both could be utilized to benefit from the advantages they bring in. Anexinet director Ned Bellavance says that organizations are soon to adopt hybrid culture. He opines that CIOs would choose those services that would enable faster time-to-market and would ease the developers’ work.
- Multiple Options: CIOs and business leaders have numerous technology options now than ever before. Assembla CTO Jack Materna says that C-suite executives must get used to the myriads of options and stress on security and performance before choosing any. In fact, the central IT team might act as ‘cloud brokers’ for teams that are running shadow IT.
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