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Multi-cloud management still a work in progress for IT teams
This article is part of the Modern Infrastructure issue of February 2018, Vol. 7, No. 1
Organizations of all sizes rely on cloud services to support new initiatives, stay competitive and capture greater business value. Companies often depend on multiple clouds to meet constantly evolving business goals and to avoid single-vendor lock-in and dependencies. With a multi-cloud approach, a business uses a combination of public cloud services from different providers and selects the most appropriate environment for both infrastructure and applications. The appeal of public cloud is driven by its affordability, with a broad set of capabilities available on a pay-as-you-go basis with global coverage. Also, providers have steadily improved security and met regulatory requirements that previously prevented critical workload deployments. IT environments now regularly consist of on-premises infrastructure with an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) clone, a mix of several public, private and hybrid cloud deployments and a growing reliance on software as a service. Organizations choose multi-cloud deployments for a range of ...
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