Cloud Computing has now attained a certain level of maturity. The Cloud has truly proved its value amidst the global Covid-19 pandemic. A record number of enterprises are moving their workloads to the cloud due to its flexibility and versatility.
The initial move to the cloud was in the form of hybrid deployments. In such scenarios, enterprises retained mission critical data and operations on premises, while the remaining workloads were migrated to the cloud.
With the constant maturity of the Cloud market and emergence of customized cloud solutions being offered by Cloud Service Providers (CSP) like dinCloud, enterprises are seriously considering the multi cloud now for their needs.
What is the Multicloud?
Simply put, multi cloud is theoretically a no compromise cloud deployment in which an enterprise will choose more than one cloud provider for its various workloads. This cloud provider will obviously be the best at what needs to be executed over the cloud.
As the adoption of cloud solutions constantly increases as a coping mechanism for this pandemic, we should see an increasing trend of multi cloud adoption.
Opportunities in the Multicloud
On paper, the multi cloud is a no brainer as you not only get to leverage the cloud, but are also free to choose the cloud provider that’s the best for your specific needs. Here are some compelling advantages inherent in the multicloud.
No More Vendor Lock-in
This has been one of the major factors holding back cloud adoption up until now. With the multicloud, the dreaded vendor lock-in is a thing of the past. You have such a well diversified cloud provider portfolio that vendor lock-in is ruled out.
When you’re stuck with a single cloud provider, you may at times have to swallow bitter pills when it comes to cloud costs. You might end up paying more to a single cloud provider, as switching is not an option. This is no more the case with multicloud.
In the multicloud, there is no such thing as a performance compromise. So, you end up selecting the very cloud provider that has the best cloud solution to offer for your needs. With the right selection of CSP, you end up attaining operational efficiencies.
Challenges of the Multicloud
To give you a holistic picture, let’s also discuss some of the challenges surrounding multicloud deployments. With time though, we should see a mitigation of these challenges to a great extent.
Securing a Multicloud
In addition to the integration related challenges, securing a multicloud environment can be quite challenging. As a multicloud user, your IT team has to navigate and negotiate a multitude of security protocols and they are seldom in sync with one another.
Access to Expertise
The multicloud is still an emerging domain and cloud professionals that have good grip over the subject matter are quite limited. With an inability to engage the right multicloud professionals, you may not be able to harness its true potential.
As adoption rates of the cloud skyrocket, regulatory compliance is taking center stage. Regulators all across the globe are placing stringent checks n balances over how data is transmitted, stored, accessed and secured over the cloud.
The multicloud will make the task of meeting regulatory compliance even more challenging. Different cloud providers will be complying with varying degrees of regulatory standards and this will make your task of tracking compliance an uphill task in a multicloud.
Notwithstanding the cons of multicloud, we should see an increasing adoption of this deployment model in the months and years to come. Further, these challenges are constantly being worked upon to facilitate multicloud environments.
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