Why we must stop the clichés about multicloud

Intercloud team.Feb 16, 2021

As the world grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic, cloud quickly became key to helping businesses sail through a time of unprecedented challenges. Cloud platforms facilitated an accelerated shift to remote working, supported new customer demands, and sustained operations under severe disruption.

As the past couple of years have pushed cloud into the mainstream, organizations are now making the next evolution in their cloud journey: multicloud. And, with this a spanning number of questions and clichés have been brought forward. Throughout this article we address the three most common clichés regarding multicloud.

Let’s start with the definition of multicloud. 

As the name suggests, multicloud is an IT infrastructure interconnected to several CSPs. When enterprises need services or resources from multiple public clouds, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform. In this case they connect their networking infrastructure to multiple clouds. This refers to the distribution of cloud assets, software, applications, and more across several cloud environments. With a typical multicloud architecture utilizing two or more public clouds as well as private clouds, a multicloud environment aims to eliminate the reliance on any single cloud provider or instance.

Flexera’s 2021 State of the Cloud Report found that 92% or organizations have adopted a multicloud approach, spanning an array of public and private cloud service providers (CSPs). Using multiple clouds can bring compelling benefits, with enhanced workload performance and reduced service disruption ranking high among them. However, despite the several advantages of multicloud, some clichés still exist…

  • Multicloud is expensive: false.

Multicloud allows more flexibility for companies, mainly due to cloud connections adapted to each business need. The multicloud thus makes it possible to optimize its connections to each CSP. One CSP for the infrastructure, one for security, one for data hosting, one for your applications...

  • Multicloud does not ensure data security: false.

Using the Software SDCI approach, corporate workloads never transit over the Internet but over a private backbone connecting to various CSPs. The benefits for enterprises are two-fold: gaining visibility, extending the security perimeter to the network infrastructure, and enforcing compliance across the entire perimeter.

  • Multicloud lacks visibility: false.

Classic SDCI allows companies to benefit from end-to-end visibility into the perimeter of their applications. In particular, it is possible to isolate your critical workloads through a private and dedicated connection for optimal performance and security.


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