IDC predicted that over 85% of business IT will consist of multi-cloud architectures by the end of 2018. As industry insiders, we’re pretty sure that will turn out to be true. But what does it mean to the average business owner? What does “multi-cloud architecture” really mean? [...]
A recent report from TechRepublic indicated that 66% of all users expect cloud adoption to grow in businesses, with hybrid clouds leading the way. Another report shows that almost two-thirds of companies across Europe have a strategy or pilot program for hybrid cloud in place.
These surveys weren't limited to large enterprises, which begs the question: How much do business owners need to know about this brand of cloud technology to stay competitive? Here are some basics. [...]
As with any effective business solution, cloud offerings don’t come in one-size-fits-all packages. Different cloud solutions solve different business needs, which is why it’s no longer unusual to find companies that use many clouds from different vendors. While being able to stick to one cloud is good if your business really needs only one, developing a multicloud strategy might very well be necessary for yours. Here are a few tips to consider before implementing such an approach. [...]
It’s now a cliché to say that technology advances rapidly and the changes it causes can disrupt industries. While not all changes are that dramatic, businesses still have to be vigilant so as not to be taken by surprise. Cloud consolidation is a good example. [...]