By now, you’ve heard how a good multicloud strategy can help your business and address a plethora of IT challenges. But what about the challenges that come along with the deployment of multicloud itself? If you want to be sure that you are experiencing the full benefits of your multicloud strategy, make sure you’re prepared for these four common challenges.
Low Costs, If You’re Strategic
We’ve shared how implementing a multicloud strategy to support your IT infrastructure can help you lower your costs — but to do so, your strategy must be deployed strategically. Leveraging multiple clouds to support your various workloads can be less expensive than adding servers or maintaining your own data center facility, but it’s important to carefully manage your expenses with smart application allocation. Multicloud can get very complex very fast, which can result in high costs if not managed properly. To avoid this, try to keep your setup as simple as possible and standardize practices as much as possible.
Furthermore, make sure you’re placing your workloads in the environment that works best. Each type of cloud offers different benefits across security, latency and beyond, so if your data isn’t being optimized to leverage those properly, you may be losing value. Leveraging multicloud isn’t a race to the finish line, and being mindful of your framework as you architect it is key. Your bottom line will thank you.
Staying Up to Date with Multicloud
Technology changes rapidly, and new advancements across the cloud are no exception. We’ve already seen cloud adoption skyrocket over the past few years. As such, encourage your team to stay up to date with the latest cloud trends, or partner with a colocation service provider with in-house cloud expertise you can leverage. That way, you don’t end up sporting last year’s strategy and short-selling your end-users.
Of course, keeping ongoing maintenance as simple as possible is a priority for all organizations as digital transformations grow more complex. Keep in mind that partnering with a cloud expert or colocation partner can help remove the strain from teams, keeping you up to date and more agile going forward by reducing day-to-day task management.
There’s no denying that having your customers’ data in a variety of environments can be nerve-wracking, but there’s no need to fear. A multicloud strategy will require additional cybersecurity considerations, but you won’t need to reinvent the wheel to ensure all your data is protected. In fact, you can leverage these multiple clouds to your advantage and capitalize on the redundancy and failover opportunities that hosting data in multiple locations can create.
Completing the Multicloud Puzzle
Overall, be sure that you are using your multiple clouds in the most beneficial way possible. Adopting a multicloud strategy means employing multiple cloud providers to serve particular purposes, but you need to make sure that everything works together harmoniously. If your cloud puzzle is put together properly, it will ensure you are experiencing the full benefits of your multicloud strategy and giving your applications the best leg up.
At 1623 Farnam, we have the team, the tools and the ecosystem to help you address all of these challenges and architect the most optimal multicloud solution for your business. Our central U.S.-based facility in Omaha, Nebraska is located at the nexus of the country’s north/south and east/west fiber routes, meaning you can get your data where it needs to be with fewer hops and lower latency. We are also home to a vast cloud ecosystem, including our peering exchange Omaha IX, and are able to provide quick and easy access to Google Cloud’s largest North American cloud node, only a few miles away. All of these features make us the perfect solution for your multicloud challenges — Why wait? Let’s get started today.