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The Multicloud Imperative: When One Cloud Provider Isn’t Enough

The Multicloud Imperative: When One Cloud Provider Isn’t Enough

For some companies—OK, most companies—one cloud provider isn’t enough. Whether to avoid vendor lock-in, to take advantage of best-in-breed offerings, for redundancy, or to optimize costs, organizations are using more than one public cloud provider to meet their specific needs, according to Liam Eagle, Research Director at 451 Research. 

Multicloud (the use of two or more clouds from different cloud providers) has emerged as one of the biggest cloud computing trends and has grown even faster during the Coronavirus pandemic. Agility and flexibility are essential for enabling remote work and increasing application adoption. Eagle says that’s why more organizations are turning to a strategy of multiple clouds. 

“Whether for simplicity, ease of use, speed, or an included layer of managed service capabilities, organizations want access to the unique features available from different cloud platforms,” says Eagle.

In this video, Eagle discusses using multiple public cloud providers and what role alternative cloud providers can play in a company’s multicloud strategy. “They are one of the tools in the toolbox and can be the best fit for a particular use case.”

This post is part of our “The Alternative Cloud: Analyst Corner” video series, produced in partnership with 451 Research, featuring practical advice from industry-leading cloud experts on today’s best cloud strategies.


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