It is now clear that the COVID-19 pandemic has not only been a unique medical emergency in modern history, but it has also been very detrimental to the global economy. While many employees were forced to work from remote locations and relied on technology for the most basic tasks during the pandemic, technology also played a critical role in helping companies navigate through all the uncertainty caused by the pandemic.
It is natural to wonder what follows next and how companies will use information technology to evolve and rise-up in a post-COVID world. And for many, ‘multi-cloud’ looks like the next logical way.
What Is Multi-Cloud?
Multi-Cloud is a cloud system that uses public cloud providers as an organisation’s IT services and infrastructure. A multi-cloud approach typically consists of large public cloud providers, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Microsoft (Azure) and IBM.
The ability to selectively deploy multiple cloud infrastructures across numerous cloud segments provides a competitive advantage for businesses, such as cost savings, reduced barriers to innovation, more robust disaster mitigation and business continuity planning, and increased efficiency.
Who Is Using Multi-Cloud Computing?
As per the International Data Corporation, by 2022, over 90% of organisations will use a combination of dedicated private clouds, public clouds and legacy platforms to manage their cloud infrastructure needs. While many businesses continue to use legacy systems for their needs, more and more businesses are moving to multi-cloud networks.
In early 2019, Deutsche Bank decided to accelerate the transition to the public cloud by switching to Google Cloud. In 2020, Capital One closed its last physical data centre, making it the first US bank to be entirely in the public cloud when it made the full move to Amazon Web Services.
Multi-cloud addresses the strategic enterprise's concerns as the construction exposes the next level of capabilities and risk attitude.
Is Multi-Cloud Here to Stay?
Multi-cloud is going to stick around precisely for these reasons:
Someone else does the cloud computing for you,
You can use all of the features you need, and
It runs anywhere and is cost-effective.
Companies continue to rely on multi-cloud environments, and adoption of multi-cloud architectures is reaching an all-time high. Cost estimation, streamlining infrastructure and operations, and the cloud’s strategic use is part of a sound and responsible cloud reassessment. If an organization is fully connected to its data centre or cloud provider, the need for evaluation is even greater today in the post-COVID-19 era.
Ease of Organizational Tech Infrastructure
Multi-cloud addresses the strategic enterprise’s concerns as the construction exposes the next level of capabilities and risk attitude. Multiple clouds – which exist as a combination of public clouds, desktops and indoor architecture – help spread the workload among providers, reducing cloud outages’ risk.
Companies also benefit from the strategic advantage of having separate “stateless” applications and service options in each component. Economically, an organisation can also play the multi-provider pricing model when it has the same advantage.