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Multicoud Architecture; the Future of Cloud Computing

By Cloud Computing Outlook | Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Relying on a single vendor for services can impact the flexibility of an organization, and that realization gave rise to the multicloud platform. Vendors often have a limited array of servers to offer organizations, and those who provide more are not cost-effective.

FREMONT, CA: Over the last decade, the cloud has become the most preferred way for data storage and computation, making expensive data centres look redundant. Virtualization and digitalization are being rapidly accepted across all industries, and most organizations have migrated their works to a cloud-based platform. In many ways, the rising popularity of cloud has had a snowballing effect, and public cloud vendors have done well to exploit the same. However, the process does not end here. Becoming the best in your industry is challenging, but it is even more challenging to remain in that position. Industries need to continually come up with innovative strategies that put their organization a step above the rest. Hence, the future of the cloud, the multicloud.

Relying on a single vendor for services can impact the flexibility of an organization, and that realization gave rise to the multicloud platform. Vendors often have a limited array of servers to offer organizations, and those who provide more are not cost-effective. Cloud availability is also an essential factor. These services can often be down due to various reasons like maintenance works, server issues, network traffic rates, and much more. Hence, it is always better to have more than one vendor at your disposal. However, the biggest drawback of having just one vendor is in a vendor lockdown. This is when an enterprise relies heavily on a single vendor leading to massive data being accumulated that is very hard to migrate.

Incorporating Culture into a Multicloud Strategy

Implementing a multicloud structure demands a shift in culture. Every individual member of a DevOps team should be upskilled on various vendors and services that the enterprise is interested in leveraging. This helps in smooth and seamless implementation of a multicloud architecture. The organization should focus on instilling trust among team members and breaking all barriers to communication. A collaborative environment enables faster and more efficient deliveries. When the development teams and operational teams work separately, it creates a knowledge gap that slows down the development process. The change in culture also includes the provision of streamlined methods and management platforms that focus on visibility and resource management. Security should be of utmost priority to an organization. Once weaved into the development process, security helps to avoid challenges in development and deployment for quicker time to market.

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