The multicloud has quickly become a staple for enterprises, with 94% operating in hybrid environments, and 67% of those utilizing a mix of cloud providers. As the multicloud has gained significant popularity, there’s no better time to start to consider your own strategy. If you’re just hearing this term for the first time, multicloud is when you use multiple cloud providers concurrently. On top of that, there’s the hybrid multicloud, where businesses use a mix of private and public cloud providers to achieve their specific goals. There are a lot of benefits to employing a hybrid multicloud strategy, such as the following:
Put the Workloads in the Right Place
If you run a lot of complex applications, you might worry about your workloads getting too large. These days, we are producing and processing more data than ever before, so ensuring your workloads are efficiently handled is key to maintaining your core business functions. Your hybrid multicloud enables your business to strategically handle your workloads, giving you the flexibility to host your own software or shift to the cloud as needed.
Public Cloud Reach with Private Cloud Security
Oftentimes, the term “public cloud” can raise alarm bells. There’s a common misconception that the public cloud lacks security, but this is not the case! The public cloud simply allows you to expand your business’s reach into a broader audience, all the while maintaining visibility and security over your multicloud environment.
Optimize Your Network Performance with Multicloud
Your multicloud strategy allows you to work with multiple providers, which in turn means you’re extending your network. Your business benefits from the networks and reaches of each provider, and in turn your cloud interconnection creates high-speed connections by leveraging proximity. And, since you’re able to connect to the clouds remotely, you don’t need to spend the money to integrate clouds on-premises.
With a multicloud approach, you have built-in failover. If one of your cloud providers suffers any downtime or breach, you can quickly switch to another provider or even back to the private cloud. By taking the multicloud approach, you’re building redundancy, which can help you reduce downtime during a crisis.
Save Money with Multicloud
Multicloud is much more cost effective than the private cloud. You don’t have to take on the costly endeavor of bringing the cloud on-premise and integrating with your existing IT environment. Instead, just port into your cloud providers of choice and expand your ecosystem and access, without breaking the bank.
By 2022, McKinsey & Company predicts the hybrid multicloud to be a $1.2 trillion market, illustrating that this solution will be around for quite some time. 1623 Farnam can guide you on your cloud journey and can assist in creating a tailored strategy. Our partnerships with cloud heavyweights such as Google Cloud Connect, Telia Carrier, and Megaport, plus our proximity to the largest Google Cloud node in North America, and our vast ecosystem of major carriers – all gives you the chance to choose from the major cloud providers and truly hone in on the right strategy for your business. So, don’t get left behind, save money and increase your business’s efficiency with a multicloud strategy today.