Multi-Cloud

To Port or Not to Port? What to Consider in a Cloud Portability Design


One of the recurring themes with our clients is the desire to use the cloud to achieve portability. This is natural given that one of the attractions of moving to the cloud is the apparent ease with which workloads can be moved around to achieve a balance. In this article, we will examine: common goals […]

Finding the Right IT Mix for Your Company


Take a long look inside any large company’s IT infrastructure, and you will find a complex, sometimes convoluted mix of resources, both physical and virtual. There is a public cloud platform or two, likely a private cloud, plenty of on-premises servers and an assorted assemblage of applications connected in various ways. How did it get […]

Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Deployment Models to Support a Cloud Exit Strategy


In business, the term “exit strategy” pops up in conversations frequently – usually in the context of an entrepreneur selling off his company, or a venture capital (VC) investor cashing in his shares. The term is important in cloud computing too. Companies that adopt cloud services cannot count on keeping their resources in the same […]

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 […]