There are many advantages of multi-cloud adoption for your enterprise. Deploying multiple cloud environments instead of relying on a single cloud platform for all operations helps with better workloads transfers, risk mitigation, and redundancy.
Companies are also considering a multi-cloud strategy for its innovative possibilities and increased agility and flexibility. You can choose from a bigger pool of vendors and have the freedom to allocate resources accordingly.
Whatever the main reason for multi-cloud adoption, planning is non-negotiable to succeed in a multi-cloud environment. Here is how to start:
1. Prepare your data for multi-cloud
If your business is transitioning to a multi-cloud environment, the first step is to align your data management plan with the multi-cloud strategy goals. Ensure that all data is accessible to collect, store, transfer and use across multiple clouds. Design all system for this purpose: to enable data to move freely across multi-cloud.
2. Integrate app data with cloud services
A multi-cloud platform is likely to pull data gathered from multiple sources, from on-premise applications to cloud services. Determine how to position and move each workload to integrate data from your applications with cloud services from the start. Choose applications designed for multi-cloud environments.
3. Leverage hybrid or multi-cloud solutions
Leveraging multi-cloud solutions proves difficult without a proper IT strategy in place. Getting the most out of the multi-cloud will require a coordinated effort and an integral approach to IT systems implementation. Ensure your strategy can support the deployment of all the necessary infrastructure resources and application services in the multi-cloud environment.
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