In this rapid technological change and transformation, the world is getting increasingly connected, with Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), and other innovations disrupting traditional business models everywhere. The result is an increasingly complex environment in which organisations must operate. To thrive in this environment, they need the proper infrastructure and tools to ensure increased security and uptime while reducing data storage, scaling costs, and flexible resource allocation.
Organisations have many options for diverse and distributed computing environments, each with unique characteristics. The challenge for IT organisations is to embrace this diversity and manage it in a way that allows the business to continue to grow and innovate. The key to success is a solid understanding of your business needs and finding technology solutions to meet those needs at scale.
Organisations will have to move away from monolithic architectures and embrace multi-cloud diversity to develop new products or services in parallel with your current offerings.
To unlock new capabilities and innovation that would not be available to them with a single provider or previously impossible, they can use a combination of public, hybrid, and private clouds to improve performance, reduce costs and risk, and increase agility.
Multi-cloud is an opportunity for businesses to unlock new capabilities and innovation by leveraging their existing investments in cloud technology.
Multi-cloud is about more than just having a variety of cloud providers; it is about choosing the right ones for your business needs, then managing them as one cohesive unit. The benefits include greater flexibility, lower costs and improved access to services.
With multi-cloud diversity, enterprises can:
- Enable new capabilities and innovation by allowing users to access new services that may not be available in their current environment.
- Choose the best infrastructure solution for your business needs.
- Eliminate the risk of dependency on a single provider or ecosystem.
- Innovation through different hardware configurations and software stacks can result in faster times-to-market or lower costs.
- Manage their workloads across multiple providers in a more cost-effective way.
- Access to new capabilities, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, was previously unavailable due to constraints.
- Multi-cloud diversity solves data security problems, enabling multiple cloud providers to improve cloud reliability and reduce costs.
The crucial challenge with multi-cloud diversity is ensuring that it is implemented to maximise efficiency while ensuring that all systems work together seamlessly.
Multi-cloud diversity is a solution that can help organizations overcome these challenges by providing them with access to multiple clouds from a single interface. Users can run their applications on any cloud provider without worrying about which best suits their needs.
When selecting a Common Control Plane solution, do look for the following feature capabilities:
- Empower IT teams to more effectively manage risk and maintain governance within and across clouds while ensuring their multi-cloud environments comply with legal and regulatory obligations.
- Automate and simplifies IT management with full-stack visibility from physical, virtual and cloud infrastructure—including Virtual Machines (VMs) and containers—to the applications they support.
- Deliver continuous performance optimization, efficient capacity and cost management, proactive planning, intelligent remediation and integrated compliance.
- Improve collaboration between developer, security, and operations (DevSecOps) teams, enabling organizations to proactively detect and remediate violations before negatively impacting users and the business.
Today we are seeing a new trend, the formation of the multi-cloud Centre of Excellence (CoE), to deliver outcomes by implementing a company-wide standardized platform approach with Freedom of Choice to consistently manage any cloud, infrastructure, and application on-premises or as a service.
We can expect exciting times ahead as organizations roll out new services and products, unlocking new capabilities and innovation with multi-cloud diversity, leveraging best practices for agility, efficiency, economics, compliance, and security.