The majority of enterprises are looking into the deployment of multiple clouds for both the short and long-term according to survey results reported in Cloud Tech News. The research found that:
- 77% of IT decision makers are planning to implement multi-cloud architecture.
- 91% intend to at least implement some sort of cloud-based solution within the next twelve months. Of these respondents, 48% plan to deploy six or more cloud services.
- Top applications moving to the cloud are storage/backup, business intelligence, disaster recovery, project management, and content management.
- Respondents understood the value of multiple cloud services, they were also unwilling to deal with the headache involved in juggling multiple hosts- a single provider must offer hosting for every vendor a client uses.
- 58% of the businesses surveyed have already found such an organization, while 45% intend to entrust their new services to a single colocation provider.
- The majority of businesses (58%) planned to deploy their cloud infrastructure in multiple countries, underscoring the importance of globalization in the new cloud market.
- 85% said that they place high value on establishing a direct connection to a cloud provider due to the need for security, reliability and performance.
As a result of this research, Cloud Tech News claims multi-cloud is the new holy grail of cloud computing and we agree. Why? Because different clouds offer different benefits. Sometimes it is based on location i.e. the enterprise needs data hosted in the Netherlands and it cannot leave that country. Other times it is due to performance – one application needs high performance, the other doesn’t – so why pay for what you don’t need. As a result, the move to multi-cloud is among us as enterprise organizations look to reap the benefits.
So what’s your customer to do? From the research, your customer’s DevOps team wants a single provider to offer all the clouds that would benefit them, but in many cases that isn’t currently the case.
“Multi-cloud,” explains Infoworld’s David Linthicum, “is more complex than a hybrid cloud, which is typically a paired public and private cloud. Multi-clouds add more clouds to the mix; perhaps two or more public IaaS providers, a private PaaS, on-demand management, and security systems from public clouds, private use-based accounting…you get the idea.”
Advice from Cloud Tech News is “if your business is considering a leap into the cloud, it’s worth considering if a single public, private, or hybrid solution will be enough. You need to take stock of all your requirements – if you don’t, you might find that what you end up with simply doesn’t fit your organization.”
In this vein, it’s time to look at Flexiant Concerto. For DevOps, it gives one central control panel for access to multiple clouds across geographies. Through a single, easy to use interface, the DevOps team can manage the various clouds used within their enterprise, reducing much of the complexity that Linthicum mentions.
Managing applications on several clouds is easy with Flexiant Concerto, whether these apps are content management systems, e-commerce stores, databases, middleware etc. – it is the fastest way to deploy and automate applications consistently across multiple clouds.
Flexiant Concerto can take away a lot of the headache for your customer’s DevOps team as they try to cope with the complexity of multi-cloud. We’re so confident of this that we want you to try it for FREE. Sign up – we know you’ll love it.