To thrive in today’s fast-moving world, businesses are adopting a Multicloud approach with unprecedented pace and scale.
Multicloud is, essentially, where an organisation utilises an amalgamation of different types of cloud technology – including private, public, and on-premises. For instance, an organisation may have their ERP system in one cloud environment, their payroll solution on-premises, and their communication and collaboration software in another.
Optimising and customising this hybrid environment is what we call taking a ‘cloud-smart’ approach.
Multicloud is nothing new. In fact, it’s predicted that in 2022, 90% of enterprises will rely on a multicloud environment to meet their infrastructure needs, and 87% of organisations also say they already have a multicloud strategy in place.1 The sudden shift to remote working, necessitated by the pandemic, has accelerated uptake of multicloud – giving enterprises the agility and flexibility they need.
Now, with remote working set to stay and the uptake of multicloud set to continue, organisations need to focus on revitalising and redefining their existing cloud strategy – moving from a multicloud strategy to a more strategic and overarching cloud-smart approach.
Multicloud can, and does, deliver some vital benefits for enterprises. Combining on-premises, public and private cloud environments can deliver cost-savings, performance, scalability, and accelerated digital Recently, Brennan partnered with IDG to produce an insights report on three trends shaping the face of technology in the current climate: Multicloud, Hyper-automation, and new approaches to Cybersecurity and governance. In this eBook series, we will be sharing some key findings from this research, along with some of our own insights, tips, and recommendations. transformation. However, it also comes with some challenges that need to be mastered to unlock growth. These can include security issues; risk and compliance concerns; and an overall lack of internal multicloud expertise.
While having a Multicloud environment can be a major advantage, it needs to be approached in a cloud-smart way – and with the right expertise. Otherwise, it’s easy for a multicloud environment to become complex and unwieldy, and for it to become a roadblock for the business, rather than an enabler to growth.
In this eBook, the first in our insight series, we will explore the key benefits of a cloud-smart approach to IT, as well as the common challenges that enterprises are facing, and some key steps that can help.