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Demystifying the multi-cloud strategy: The key steps organisations need to take today

March 08, 2019 / Richard Brown

The cloud industry is moving at lightning speed, with enterprise adoption of multi-cloud becoming increasingly mainstream due to the need for faster digital transformation. Gartner predicts that 90% of organisations will adopt hybrid infrastructure management capabilities by 2020.There are, of course, many benefits to deploying a multi-cloud strategy, including mitigating the risk of disaster through a single point of failure, business agility and cost saving. Having said this, multi-cloud should not be used as a silver bullet to save on costs - cloud pricings fluctuate on a daily basis between vendors. For me, the main benefit of using multi-cloud is agility - IT managers are able to get the best possible cost whilst also avoiding vendor lock-in.Today, many organisations employ at least three cloud providers in order to have to the agility to move their workloads around as and when they please. In fact, a 2018/2019 survey by Pierre Audoin Consultants found that organisations now typic...