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Driving Factors Enterprises Should Consider for Multi-Cloud Investments

By Swapnil Mishra - January 31, 2023 4 Mins Read

Driving Factors Enterprises Should Consider for Multi-Cloud Investments

Enterprises are intensely focused on the flexibility and portability of their cloud environments as they struggle with the difficulties of thriving in or moving to the cloud.

Agility and portability in the context of multi-cloud enable businesses to reduce business risk with high availability, reduce costs through vendor leverage, and optimize performance by choosing the best features from each provider.

Even in light of the significant investments that cloud service providers have made in their own platforms, agility and portability play significant roles in investment opportunities in this environment.

Through the use of Infrastructure as Code, businesses have created products that make it simpler for organizations to provision, secure, connect, and run their infrastructure and applications in any environment.

Container technology and the requirement for data portability, combined with the massive DevOps movement, have greatly expanded start-up opportunities.

By nature, containers are more mobile and flexible than virtual machines (VMs), which enables them to be crucial components of a multi-cloud strategy. Most new application projects are container-based as businesses strive to containerize as much as they can. However, they will have to live side by side with old VM-based workloads for a very long time.

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The preferred container orchestration engine is now Kubernetes, and demand for alternatives to the established open source is rising. Even external resources like VMs can be managed using Kubernetes with its operators and integration with Terraform and Crossplane.

Since it keeps data from becoming locked into a single platform or application, data portability is necessary. At the consumer level, it refers to the freedom to transfer data from one platform to another and avoid provider exclusivity.

Large-volume data stores, however, can impede portability at the corporate level. This issue can be resolved by using modern cloud-native databases, which are well-suited to handling cross-region data replications and queries, or by replicating data across clouds and regions. Given the enormous opportunities and funding available, this sector will continue to produce innovation.

Multi-cloud at the cutting edge

The edge, which is developing into an extension of multi-cloud, is one newly emerging area of great interest. For instance, as more and more data are generated at the edge and organizations require a low-latency solution to compute and process all this data, edge locations are quickly emerging as the next phase of multi-cloud. A key component of the enterprise multi-cloud and digital transformation strategy is running Kubernetes at the edge (much like local AI/ML data processing).

The premise is significantly less secure than the data center of the cloud provider, and edge locations might not have trained operations personnel or a cloud LaaS endpoint. As a result, managing the edge presents both a significant challenge and an opportunity. The edge is quickly developing into a new frontline in the cloud wars with 5G and other advancements.

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One cohesive operation

To simplify management when implementing a multi-cloud strategy, consistency across the board is essential. A tool that offers unified operation across the multi-cloud should be a top priority, regardless of whether it is RBAC, IAM, infrastructure management, workload management, or network and security policy.

A declarative approach, with design-once and deploy/manage-anywhere capability, can address the issue of multi-cloud management at scale. Of course, each cloud still has its own quirks. Large businesses are investing in multi-cloud due to its agility and portability, as a consistent operating model is becoming more crucial across this heterogeneous fleet of cloud platforms. To that end, CXOs must concentrate on three essential components: platforms to aid in large-scale data portability; next-generation Kubernetes management tools; and, finally, solutions to address the rising demand for computing at the edge.

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Swapnil Mishra

Swapnil Mishra is a Business News Reporter with over six years of experience in journalism and mass communication. With an impressive track record in the industry, Swapnil has worked with different media outlets and has developed technical expertise in drafting content strategies, executive leadership, business strategy, industry insights, best practices, and thought leadership. Swapnil is a journalism graduate who has a keen eye for editorial detail and a strong sense of language skills. She brings her extensive knowledge of the industry to every article she writes, ensuring that her readers receive the most up-to-date and informative news possible. Swapnil's writing style is clear, concise, and engaging, making her articles accessible to readers of all levels of expertise. Her technical expertise, coupled with her eye for detail, ensures that she produces high-quality content that meets the needs of her readers. She calls herself a plant mom and wants to have her own jungle someday.

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