To start with what multi-cloud means we can simply say that ‘multi’ means ‘many’ – that is many clouds from different providers (such as Azure and AWS) and many different cloud deployment types (such as private cloud, public cloud, hybrid cloud). Multi-cloud approach allows you to mix and match public clouds, private clouds, and on-premises plus several cloud providers to meet your cloud needs.
Those cloud needs can relate to costs, capacity, performance, and security and compliance. As many IT managers find it hard to know what cloud computing actually costs (as many as 40% don’t know how much they actually spend, according to BMC Survey), it’s important to predict cloud costs and optimize them. Multi-cloud lets you get the best of both worlds: public cloud allows your business to scale flexibly and cost-efficiently as you only pay for the capacity you use without losing the security of storing confidential data on private cloud. And compared to hybrid cloud, you avoid the risk of vendor lock-in by using multiple cloud providers.
What are the downsides then? With several cloud environments it’s unfortunately easy to lose track of all cloud resources. And when no-one sees the big picture the cost savings of cloud computing can just vanish into thin air. Also, the so-called shadow IT is more likely to emerge without actual knowledge of cloud assets.
That said, it’s vitally important to be able to easily monitor and manage your cloud environments – and with CloudOnMove you can do just that: Get an overall view of your cloud resources: private cloud, public cloud, hybrid cloud, and multi-cloud.
Easy, fast, and cost-efficient, just like the rest of your cloud journey with CloudOnMove.