A multi-cloud approach is a combination of different cloud services supplied by more than one cloud provider. These cloud providers could be public clouds like AWS, Azure, or Google as well as private clouds built on VMware.
Enterprises look to multi-cloud strategies to improve business resilience, access the leading capabilities regardless of vendor, and to eliminate cloud vendor lock-in.
When developing a multi-cloud strategy, companies should consider:
Multi-cloud network architectures are the new normal for the world’s leading organizations. In 2020, 35% of enterprises are using four or more public clouds, and many continue to experiment with additional cloud vendors whose services they may wish to use in the future.
As the adoption rate of multi-cloud nears 100%, the next major frontier for the most innovative businesses is multi-cloud management.
Multi-cloud management can be described as workload management between public, private, and on-premise IT infrastructure. From a business standpoint, effective multi-cloud management promises to:
Enterprise organizations will need an effective multi-cloud management strategy to get the most out of their investments in multi-cloud, but many may still be steps away.
- Santhosh Rao, Sr Director Analyst at Gartner
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AWS has been offering infrastructure as a service since 2008 and currently holds the largest market share of the hyperscale cloud providers. AWS offers an impressive collection of services across analytics, compute, storage, database, and developer tools.
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Azure rounds out enterprise computing capabilities for organizations with a strong Microsoft preference. Azure holds the most market share after AWS. Faction has partnered with Dell Technologies to combine the benefits of compute and processing services in the cloud with the unmatched scalability, performance and efficiency of Faction CCVs on Dell storage hardware, while maintaining control and security of their data. This service delivers a higher bandwidth (up to 200 Gbps), lower latency connection (as low as 1.2 ms) to the Microsoft Azure cloud using Azure ExpressRoute Local. There are also no outbound data traffic costs for data written to Dell Isilon from within Azure.
Google Cloud has invested in containers (Kubernetes) and open source technologies. Launch virtual machines on demand and scale up when you need with Google Compute Engine. Its AI Platform provides an integrated toolchain for developers with access to its popular and powerful Tensorflow, TPUs, and TFX tools.
Private cloud is a cloud architecture that is dedicated to a single organization. Like public cloud, it’s scalable and allows companies to add compute and storage resources on demand. Private clouds can be combined with one or more public clouds for a hybrid and multi-cloud approach that puts your workloads where they fit best to take advantage of different data sovereignty needs and cloud capabilities.