Multi-cloud – as the name suggests – is when you use cloud services from multiple cloud vendors rather than using a single one. When it comes to enterprises, basically, it means running applications on infrastructure (IaaS) or platforms (PaaS) from more than one cloud service provider. For example, a single enterprise is running applications on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and more.
Market research giants and consulting firms are tracking huge interests among enterprises in multi-cloud (please see the below infographic). By going the multi-cloud route, enterprises gain more flexibility for performance and cost optimization while harnessing the best technologies each vendor has to offer.
While multi-cloud strategies are becoming the norm for enterprises, without centralized visibility and control, there are potential security pitfalls. Before your company embarks on that journey, you need to consider various trade-offs that this path involves listed in the below infographic.
However, with an experienced Enterprise Cloud Services Provider, you can address most of the challenges and get the most out of your multi-cloud strategy. Your Cloud partner can provide you with the right solution to simplify the complexities of security and reduce the attack surface while moving data between clouds.
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