Cloud platforms are becoming a standard feature within most organisations in varying degrees. However, as digital transformation grows, many are discovering that to fulfil all their requirements they need to look at different multi-cloud solutions.
As a result, organisations are increasingly adopting a multi-cloud strategy to achieve their business requirements. This is reinforced by the recent Voice of the Enterprise (VotE) Digital Pulse survey, produced by analyst company 451 Research, which states that 60 percent of enterprises will run the majority of their IT outside the confines of enterprise data centres by the end of 2019.
Source: 451 Research
What is a multi-cloud strategy?
With a multi-cloud approach, organisations use a mix of infrastructure as a service (IaaS), such as public cloud like Microsoft Azure combined with on-premise and private cloud platforms, to share workloads, assets, software, applications and anything else between them.
Why adopt a multi-cloud platform?
Organisations used to have to choose to use public, private or hybrid cloud – which typically posed a challenge as each platform comes with its own advantages and disadvantages.
Not anymore. Cloud technology has changed. Businesses are no longer obliged to move between cloud platforms but, for example, can bring Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud or Citrix together in one system to efficiently operate their business. Today, more and more organisations are choosing to work with multiple cloud providers to realise their cloud strategies.