The benefits of a multi-cloud strategy have been hyped significantly and include everything from flexibility and reliability to cost-performance optimization. But deploying data and workloads across multiple clouds shouldn’t be an industry best practice. According to a 2020 IDG® survey, 55% of organizations use two or more public clouds, but 79% struggle to achieve synergy across their multiple platforms. In this session I will discuss why we’ll see a growing number of companies rethink multi-cloud or consolidate around a single cloud provider, now and in the future. With multi-cloud adoption, there’s a lag between initial investment and deployment. Those who first started with a multi-cloud strategy may grow to realize how expensive and quickly complicated it can get, making the return on investment questionable especially as IT teams continue to deal with budget constraints in 2021 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As we see organizations rethink multi-cloud, they must also think about what success looks like. In this session, the audience will learn about:
The two “must haves” of an effective multi-cloud strategy – 1) businesses who are pursuing a multi-cloud strategy must either wield a high-performing, DevOps-focused team of IT professionals or have the budget to outsource multi-cloud engineering and monitoring to someone else; and 2) they must have a well-researched case for why they believe multi-cloud will meet their business needs in the first place.
How organizations can evaluate what success looks like for them.