The worldwide public cloud services market will reach over $221 bn in 2019 and Gartner says the market will reach just under $400 bn in 2023. That’s some growth.
Underneath those headlines, roughly 50% of organizations are using an approach to infrastructure as a service (IaaS) strategy that is a Multi-Cloud in order to leverage best-in-class capabilities from different cloud providers. Gartner predicts companies using Multi-Cloud will increase to above 75% by 2020.
The growth of Multi-Cloud is driven by:-
- The desire to use the best cloud for the best workload
- The avoidance of vendor lock in
Why does multi-cloud become more appropriate than a single cloud approach?
Well different clouds have different advantages and different costs.
- VMware clouds tend to be cheaper than hyperscale clouds and are ideal for many L2 windows and linux servers. Pricing can be fixed like in ClouldHPT
- In addition certain hyperscaler clouds are better at different things than others.
- For example some are excellent at unified communication, ERP and messaging while others are better for development and content distributed networks or web hosting.
Companies are increasingly embracing multi-cloud for pricing advantages depending on requirements and also to avoid vendor lock in. Just like there are many different types of banks there are increasingly many different types of clouds all serving different needs. However, while multi-cloud comes with many advantages there are several considerations that need to be taken into account to make this approach as successful as it can be. These are discussed in the brochure below.