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Why Organizations Choose a Multicloud Strategy

Organizations are increasingly working with multiple cloud providers. A recent Gartner survey of public cloud users finds 81% of respondents using two or more providers.

Gartner VP Analyst Michael Warrilow says, “Most organizations adopt a multicloud strategy out of a desire to avoid vendor lock-in or to take advantage of best-of-breed solutions. We expect that most large organizations will continue to willfully pursue this approach.” One of the reasons attributed to it is the dominance of mega vendors in the market. 

"By 2023, half of the total public cloud market will be dominated by the 10 biggest public cloud providers."

Gartner predicts

Proponents of multicloud cite better disaster recovery and easier migration for data and services as the prime benefits though the decisions are generally based on three major drivers:

  1. Sourcing: The desire to increase agility and avoid or minimize vendor lock-in. Multiple factors could drive this decision - availability, performance, data sovereignty, regulatory requirements, labor costs.
  2. Architecture: Modern applications are designed in a more modular style and can support multiple cloud providers.
  3. Governance: To ensure operational control, enterprises want to unify the administration and monitoring of their IT systems.

However, a lot of organizations continue to focus their investments in the single vendor technology stack, mainly due to the cost and effort factors.

Warrilow cautions enterprises to take it slow.

 “There are many nuances between platforms and trying to build services in more than one simultaneously is challenging. Starting slowly also allows time for in-house staff to develop their skills and learn how to manage the cloud.”

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