Multi- Cloud Use is Growing

June 7, 2022

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As time goes on, CIO’s and IT leaders have found that more and more people are adopting multiple clouds into their organizations. There is a great amount of potential in adding multiple clouds to a workload. As more people realize this, it’s an idea that has rapidly been growing. Although, because of its rising use, IT costs then begin to grow. In implementing multi- cloud platforms and paying its price, those organizations should strive to master its use of knowing and handling all their chosen platforms.

Surveys found about 82% of people in the US and UK now use multiple clouds. Another survey from Virtana discovered about 59% also run more than half of their workloads on public clouds. Going off this, about 51% of respondents are planning to increase the number of public clouds. More organizations are increasing the number of public clouds they have, with a large number going up to using 5 or more cloud platforms. Different cloud platforms serve different purposes with a variety of tools, so there are many benefits in looking into having multi-cloud added into a workplace.

Since implementing multiple cloud platforms is becoming more popular, it has started to impact the cost of IT. Many still find its worth spending the price because of how beneficial different platforms can be (so if it’s not something you have yet, its probably a good idea to investigate). Most of the survey respondents see value in both financial operations and cloud governance. Yet, the next step is implementing those items, which most people fail to do. Costs have gone up also due to multi-clouds being invented and each platform requiring separate tools and experts to add into an organization, causing different MSPs needed to achieve the process. Another attribute to costs is economic impact. With the current economy contracting, organizations relationship to IT prices becomes sensitive. With the changing economy status and its demands, the future for cloud services and its costs remain unknown. On the plus side, is important to remember that it is possible to reduce costs with best practices and a well-planned out strategy.

As mentioned before, each type of cloud platform requires different tools and specialists to carry it out and understand the specific priorities. So, its crucial organizations prioritize the time to train everyone to use it correctly to manage multi-clouds. A challenge most will face is handling and intertwining the precise management of the various cloud platforms. Therefore, to prioritize the mastering of multiple clouds is one way to make the transition process go smoothly as possible.

In conclusion, several studies have proven that the use of multi- cloud platforms is here to stay. It has evolved and benefited organizations IT processes. As it is has grown to be an important factor to adopt, it creates a higher demand, which then grows the implementation financially. Although costs vary based on the economy, trends show a rise in IT costs because of the popularity multi- cloud has had. Having a handful of cloud platforms within an organization comes with different types of benefits, but mastering how to manage them all is what will serve as the most beneficial aspect.

Source; SmarterMSP

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