Cloud Computing

How to ‘do’ multi-cloud

There’s a lot of talk about cloud diversity, fragmentation and multifaceted differentiation… but what we really need to know is what kind of yardstick the market uses to tell us how far the multi-cloud revolution is happening - and how should we approach multi-cloud deployment in the first place?

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Businesses use cloud computing. In reality, most enterprise organisations (as well as small to medium-sized businesses) tapping into the flexibility and control benefits of service-based computing and its ancillary data functions use more than one type, strain or instance of cloud computing.

Of course, we’re talking about multi-cloud. This is the implementation of services from more than one Cloud Services Provider (CSP), which may characteristically also mean a selection of different cloud optimisations from each CSP.

But this is not a ‘how are clouds different?’ story, that tale has already been widely told and you can read all about public, private, hybrid, multi, poly and armadillo cloud if you want. Spoiler alert: there is no armadillo cloud, please don’t look for it, at least not yet.

So let’s move on. What we need to know is what kind of yardstick the market uses to tell us how far the multi-cloud revolution is happening and how should we approach multi-cloud deployment in the first place?

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