CloudTweaks: Part 2: Diversity for success: The Multi Cloud Advantage
For good reason there is a lot of discussion about multi-cloud among enterprise data architects, CIO/CDOs, industry analysts and tech illuminati. But what is multi-cloud? The term suffers from ambiguity and misunderstanding that often plague emerging technology architecture concepts.
We’re best to understand what multi-cloud is (and isn’t) in the frame of the “pain” multi-cloud should solve. The term “multi-cloud” is most commonly associated with the proposition of escaping cloud vendor lock-in and the challenges that stem from lock-in. As we’ve written in the post, Reframing Lock-in In the Era of Data-Driven Transformation, we subscribe to a “data-gravity” version of lock-in where the main “problem” is the difficulty in making data available to the cloud applications, native and third-party data services offered by cloud providers.