It is critical for IT decision makers to develop an approach that allows them to maximize the benefits they can get from various clouds. This will ensure that their decisions around cloud map to their business goals, and provide their DevOps teams with the agility and velocity that they need to be most productive.
This is where organizations are realizing that a multi-cloud strategy can offer the greatest results for enterprises of all kinds. The benefits go beyond just avoiding cloud vendor lock-in, since different clouds can be better suited to different applications, and therefore the freedom to choose among them can ensure a best-fit solution.
There are three situations where a multi-cloud strategy will make the most sense for enterprise IT including:
- Decreased reliance – “By turning to a multi-cloud deployment, enterprises can effectively avoid putting all of their eggs in one basket, as they will never be fully dependent on a single cloud service or vendor for their hosted needs. As a result, companies can achieve a greater degree of autonomy.”
- Diverse needs – “The ideal option for one cloud need will differ from another. For example, an enterprise may want to take advantage of AWS services for storage and Azure for Internet-facing public Web applications…A multi-cloud approach enables the business to utilize both of these resources, whereas a single cloud strategy will force the firm to go all-in on AWS or Azure exclusively.”
- Test, and see – “Before fully committing to such an expansive, all-encompassing cloud strategy, enterprises may want to see how well different cloud services function in various parts of the organization. In essence, this approach uses multi-cloud deployments as a means of testing out the different cloud solutions on the market prior to making a comprehensive shift to a singular approach.”
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