It’s Time to Prepare for a Multi-Cloud Future
Clouds are on the horizon in every corner of the business. Your business needs more than one platform for storing your data and accessing it remotely.
There’s also plenty of ongoing change on the multi-cloud scene that comes with the increasing adoption and use cases of multi-cloud. Here are the following trends to note about the multi-cloud:
1. Multi-cloud becomes a more intentional strategy:
While many organizations are already on multi-cloud that means they have different applications or workloads already on different public clouds. That’s changing – “What we are seeing now’s that multi-cloud has become a deliberate strategy which suggests making applications truly cloud-native and reducing architectural dependencies on particular cloud service”.
“For a long time, people were just wrestling with the cloud,” Matters says. “Now, as companies are getting familiar and comfortable with different private clouds and public clouds, we are beginning to see them put together true hybrid cloud strategies that span their data centers.
2. The cloud-native technology stack grows up:
Intentional multi-cloud strategies mean more teams will need to rethink their technology stacks. “This has implications on the technology stack used, like containers and Kubernetes, and on security, which now has got to be built into the appliance development pipeline and have detection and control points attached to the workload instead of to the infrastructure,” Jerbi says.
“Ultimately, multi-cloud isn’t an infrastructure strategy”, Reddy says. “Multi-cloud is an application strategy and business strategy. It is a means to end the care about their business applications. This is why the technologies that enable cloud-native development and architecture will continue to generate so much attention as multi-cloud cases.
3. Cloud connectivity becomes critical:
“Another trend to observe is that the interconnectivity between cloud vendors. Each vendor features thanks to providing dedicated network access to their cloud, but interconnecting between clouds and guaranteeing performance is more problematic,” says Michael Cantor, CIO at Park Place Technologies. “So, if a company is going to go truly multi-cloud and put different components in different places, interconnectivity and reliability of that connectivity have to be considered.”