Why do we care about the Multicloud?

Recently we're hearing more and more about the Multicloud.

Is this a real thing, or just the next fancy marketing term?

With an ever-changing environment, climbing cloud adoption rates, IoT, and an increasing number of components becoming involved  in the big picture, we need a better understanding of the challenges that we face.

It's no longer possible to look at all the components separately. We cannot only focus on our data centers, or on our campus and branch environments, or on just a single public cloud.  Businesses require agility and flexibility, and this means that we need to be able to get the most out of available services and technologies. Because of  this, we need to know, understand and use in our designs and solutions different components from different sources. To be able to do so, we need to take a look at all of the components – we have campus and branch environments, we have to deal with the IoT, we have at our disposal all the services offered by the public cloud providers, such as Amazon and Microsoft, we need to be able to manage and control the connectivity between our resources and our users, we need to be capable to provide connectivity to our users from everywhere.

When we put all of these pieces together, we get the Multicloud – the usage of multiple cloud computing and storage services, provided by different environments, managed in a programmatic way, allowing us to build and use a flexible connectivity, thus building a heterogenous environment.

What are the challenges? How can we approach building the Multicloud? To start the Multicloud discussion, join our upcoming webinar Multicloud:Benefits, Challenges & Opportunities on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 2:00 pm Eastern.