Multi-Cloud

Your Multi-Cloud Strategy: Proceed with Caution


“Let us proceed with a multi-cloud strategy, as we do with our current hardware providers.” – unnamed CIO On the surface, a multi-cloud strategy may seem like a safe approach. But as organizations move through executing this strategy, it often invites unintended consequences, including increased amounts of management complexity and personnel enablement, and potentially higher […]

Practicing Discipline and Hygiene with the New and Shiny


We discuss the difficulty for organizations to be innovative when they are so busy sustaining older technologies. Amadeus is one of many companies that have begun transitioning its SaaS offerings to a multi-cloud solution in order to better leverage existing cloud technology and offer more innovative and integrated solutions in the process. We also look […]

Hybrid Cloud vs. Multi-cloud: What’s the Difference, and Why Does It Matter?


Although it’s been a long road, enterprise IT is finally achieving at least a general awareness of the benefits of cloud computing. While a picture of cloud is emerging in their thinking and strategic planning, the path between the “here and now” and the rosy cloud future tends to be murky. These companies’ future cloud […]

Understand the Multi-Cloud Management Trade-Off


One of the trends I’ve been seeing for awhile is the use of multiple clouds or multi-cloud. This typically means having two or three public clouds in the mix that are leveraged at the same time. Sometimes you’re mixing private clouds and traditional systems as well. In some cases even applications and data span two […]

Walmart’s Threat to AWS: ‘Pick that Cloud, Lose Our Business’ – What To Do


Here’s a shocker: Wal-Mart is telling some technology companies that if they want Wal-Mart’s business, they can’t use Amazon Web Services. (Wal-Mart says it simply doesn’t want customers storing Wal-Mart’s sensitive info on AWS.) That’s a tall order for technology companies that may have invested millions in their tech running on AWS. However, if you […]

How to Keep Multicloud Complexity Under Control


“Multicloud” means that you use multiple public cloud providers, such as Google and Amazon Web Services, AWS and Microsoft, or all three—you get the idea. Although this seems to provide the best flexibility, there are trade-offs to consider. The drawbacks I see at enterprise clients relate to added complexity. Dealing with multiple cloud providers does […]