Is the future multi-cloud?

According to a recent study, nearly a third of organisations work with four or more cloud vendors.  It would seem multi-cloud is the future of cloud computing.  So what is driving this trend?

Multi-cloud strategy reduces vulnerability

Organizations tend to prefer a multi-cloud strategy to get out of the “keeping all your eggs in one basket” problem that can leave them vulnerable to a variety of issues, such as cloud data center outages, bandwidth problems and vendor lock-in. A cloud application that consistently goes offline doesn’t reflect well on a business and can ultimately lose it customers.

Data sovereignty and compliance issues are also leading to a surge in multi-cloud as organizations, particularly in Europe, worry about how to comply with current rules and their exposure if they operate in areas where no rules governing cloud services yet exist. Storing data locally minimizes issues over data sovereignty whilst directing traffic to data centers closest to users based on their location is vital for latency-sensitive applications.

Also, according to a report, a quarter of European firms are unhappy with their cloud service provider largely due to poor service performance, weak service-level guarantees and a lack of personalized support.

BIST have a team of “Cloud” specialists who are happy to offer advice.