Does this sound familiar? Your organization has settled into its cloud migration. You’re enjoying the increased security and resiliency. You feel like you’ve just climbed a mountain and you want to spend some time gazing out from the summit.
Then you read about multi-cloud. The next big thing…until the next next big thing comes along.
Particularly when performance (e.g., with connected medical devices) is an issue, you might be better off moving your application closer to your data rather than the other way around. What the business market is learning is that the more solutions an organization can successfully combine, the better off they are.
Another benefit of multi-cloud is adaptability. Most organizations want to keep things as simple and streamlined as possible, but that’s just not how the world works. An acquisition, for example, can represent an enormous complication to IT architecture.
Multi-cloud, however, simplifies such complications because it’s so open-ended. You can build on top of existing infrastructure and everything can play nice together, even with legacy systems. Partners become indispensable. Your organization will need access to appropriate tools and expertise, either in-house or, more commonly, through third-party consultants.
Ultimately, multi-cloud rests more heavily on operations than on the product itself. This makes it especially critical to work with an experienced partner that knows its way around multi-cloud solutions, including how to get different products from different vendors to play nice together.