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Is the shift from multi-cloud systems in 2021 real or hype?

According to a 2020 IDG survey, 55% of organisations use two or more public clouds, but 79% struggle to achieve synergy across their multiple platforms. As a result, a growing number of companies could be forced to re-think multi-cloud or consolidate around a single cloud provider.

Aside from the lack of efficiency, multi-cloud systems can also prove expensive, diminishing the return on investment. Patrick Hubbard from Solar Winds explains “[Multi-cloud] requires a high level of understanding for each target platform, a strong development team, and observability and monitoring focus, orchestration-first processes, nearly complete change automation, and more.

As businesses look to reduce costs moving into the new year, to justify multi-cloud platforms, firms are encouraged to require the budget to outsource multi-cloud engineering in addition to a case for why multi cloud will meet their business needs

This is however a controversial view point and several companies are offering cost effective tools and support services to achieve this synergy, refuting Hubbard’s comments. To learn more and to contribute to this debate log in or subscribe here

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