Organizations looking to maximize the reliability and cost-efficiency of their cloud deployments are adopting a multi-cloud architecture approach. Multi-cloud is the use of multiple cloud-computing and storage services to form a single, heterogeneous architecture.
With a multi-cloud strategy, businesses are less prone to getting locked in with a single vendor and can take advantage of the best features of each cloud provider. From a technical perspective, there is less chance of a single point of failure and it also allows some companies to harness additional compute resources.
However, despite those advantages, multi-cloud comes with its own set of challenges and obstacles. The cloud vendors focus mainly on providing rich features for their customers and little interoperability with their competitors. This leads to difficulties in workload portability and a gap in observability across diverse cloud environments. There are, similarly, big loopholes in security as the attack surface is greatly expanded resulting in many more vulnerabilities.
There’s no denying that multi-cloud architectures are more difficult to set up and manage than their single-cloud counterparts. Yet with the right strategies and tooling, these barriers can be overcome.
In our latest whitepaper, we explore:
- Benefits of a multi-cloud strategy
- What a modern application architecture framework looks like
- What a cloud-native architecture framework looks like
- Why Kubernetes is a critical tool when considering a multi-cloud approach
- Further advantages of using a GitOps approach