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Multi-cloud computing brings the need to maintain multiple cloud provider relationships instead of maintaining just one
By: Stackify Blog
Sep. 9, 2017 05:00 PM
What Is the Future of Multi-Cloud Computing?
Like so many other IT solutions, cloud computing services have long been promoted from a standpoint of administrative efficiency. As the rationale goes, if you get your cloud services from a single provider, you'll enjoy the reduced hassle of consolidating third party business relationships, receive IT services at bargain prices, and have an easier time coordinating those services.
It's true that using fewer service providers can offer some nice perks, but cloud computing is moving in the opposite direction at many companies. Instead of reaping the benefits of placing cloud services under one umbrella, businesses are mining the advantages of the antithetical approach: receiving cloud services from multiple providers - a discipline known as "multi-cloud computing."
According to a mid-2016 report from Business Cloud News (BCN), "57% of organizations have no multi-cloud strategy at all, whereas 35% do not have a private cloud strategy, and 28% lack one for [a] public cloud." According to IT commentators ranging from Google to Forbes, these three groups have one thing in common: All of them will increasingly adopt multi-cloud strategies as the technology improves and proliferates.
The Sun Behind the Clouds
The answer is simultaneously vague and clear: It depends on the needs of the company in question. However, the characteristics of some companies set them up to benefit from multi-cloud computing more than other companies.
Hybridization: A Sensible Approach
Forward-looking companies utilize this model of hybridization when it comes to efficient, yet security-focused storage and network processes. While public or third-party clouds offer a wealth of resources when it comes to data storage, they're still vulnerable to hacks, data breaches, or other security failures. For organizations that need a heightened level of security, hybrid models of private servers plus outsourced public solutions provide the best of both worlds: convenience and peace of mind.
This situation also provides a highly flexible way for companies to fully outsource multi-clouding. Instead of implementing a public multi-cloud in one fell swoop and incurring a steep learning curve for using the new system(s), companies can migrate services from private clouds to public servers one by one, in a manner less jarring to cloud-based processes.
This brings us to a question many companies face when they evaluate the benefits of multi-cloud computing: What if company policy prevents third party service providers from storing proprietary information in a public cloud?
You could develop an initiative to change company policy, but it would be timelier - and probably involve a lot fewer clashes of opinion - to simply keep using a hybrid model, in a reduced capacity. Simply save the cloud for apps that involve sensitive data you can't share. This doesn't reduce the effectiveness of a multi-cloud setup but rather plays into its general philosophy: Use the best cloud for a particular, cloud-supported IT function.
Cloud Computing Tomorrow
Rather, the goal will be to use as many clouds as necessary to address the drawbacks of using one cloud from a single provider - even if that provider is a company providing its own cloud on a private model. Moving from cloud to cloud to perform tasks can be complicated, especially right out of the gate. But cloud service providers are working to make toggling between clouds increasingly efficient. The more efficient it becomes, the more multi-cloud computing will thrive.
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