The Multi-Cloud Maze

5 principles for success

Published December 2017

Just as virtualization revolutionized IT infrastructure, the rise of the cloud has changed the playing field again. Organizations can now grow and pivot with previously unimagined agility. Enticed by the promises of the cloud, businesses of all sizes race toward digital transformation.

While this multi-cloud world offers nearly limitless opportunities, it also presents a series of operational challenges. Managing multiple platforms with their various APIs and feature sets can dramatically increase operational overhead. Plus, delivering the same service level in multiple places, with different controls and interfaces, can make adopting new clouds difficult and expensive. Architecting a multi-cloud strategy that maximizes efficiency and agility can be just as much an organizational challenge as a technical one.

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