Multi-cloud strategies encompasses when your data is stored across cloud platforms that meet the performance, compliance, and latency needs of your workloads, you can achieve a level of security and reliability that you hadn’t before.
We’re talking about multi-cloud strategies. And while these strategies are more complex than cloud hosting with a single provider or platform, they provide so many benefits that we’d be remiss if we failed to mention them. Continue reading to learn more about the applications and advantages of multi-cloud strategies!
What is a multi-cloud strategy?
“Multi-cloud” strategy refers to a collection of multiple public and private cloud platforms. Instead of using just one vendor for cloud hosting, storage, and the full application stack, multi-cloud configurations use several. Therefore, a company that uses a multi-cloud deployment typically incorporates multiple clouds from more than one cloud provider.
Multi-cloud deployments have a number of uses. They can leverage multiple IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service) vendors, or use different vendors for IaaS, PaaS (platform-as-a-service), and SaaS (software-as-a-service) services. Multi-cloud could also be purely used for the purpose of redundancy and system backup, or incorporating different cloud vendors for different levels of compliance latency, or security.
What is the difference between multi-cloud and hybrid cloud?
“Hybrid cloud” describes the mixing of two or more distinct types of infrastructure: it combines a private cloud, an on-premise data center, or both with at least one public cloud. Multi-cloud refers to several different clouds being deployed.
When is a multi-cloud strategy useful?
A multi-cloud system is a practical data storage choice in many applications, and there are many benefits to consider as you hone in on a solution:
Multi-cloud environments can be a good option if you’re looking to minimize your IT spending. Public cloud comes with less overhead while allowing you to scale up or down according to your needs. You can also lower TCO while taking advantage of the best combination of pricing and performance across different providers.
Avoid Data Lock-In
A multi-cloud environment allows you to build anywhere, fast. With a multi-cloud approach, you’re not tied to a single provider. You can choose whatever solution best suits your business needs while reducing data, interoperability, and cost issues that often arise when you become too dependent on one cloud.
There’s nothing worse than technology failing when you need it most, so it’s always important to have a risk management strategy in place. By opting for multi-cloud architecture, you add an extra layer of protection to your business. If one of the vendors you use has an infrastructure breakdown or is victim to a cyber-attack, you can quickly switch to your other provider or back everything up to a private cloud to secure your applications and important data.
Opus Interactive’s Multi-Cloud Data Services
There is so much value that your business could receive from multi-cloud systems – but at the end of the day, security, efficiency, and the ability to maneuver your data storage strategy are the primary advantages of services like this.
At Opus Interactive, we specialize in tailoring multi-cloud strategies for organizations with high-compliance and high-performance workloads. We would love to understand your operational needs and narrow in on a storage solution that allows your business to prosper. Please visit our Multi-Cloud Monitoring page to learn more about our monitoring services to improve visibility of your cloud deployments!