Developing a multicloud strategy opens up new opportunities for data-driven business. After two pieces on the urgency and its fundamental factors, we highlight one essential point once again: connectivity. It is the foundation for successful cloud computing and crucial in terms of cost optimization, improved security and higher performance enhancement.
The right way: benefits of multicloud
The cloud is the key to data-driven business; as such, it is long established as a critical platform for next-generation digital business models. To leverage and effectively connect all the benefits of cloud computing, it takes a multicloud strategy. Distributing applications across multi-vendor clouds significantly increases flexibility, while reducing the risk of critical failures and also lowering costs.
Increased connectivity challenges
Stable connectivity is elemental to secure, decentralized and effective access to cloud services. However, the surge in cloud usage and new technologies presents some challenges for many network platforms.
A multicloud strategy can also create connectivity challenges. With a single-cloud, there is only one connection to manage between the on-premises network and the cloud platform. In contrast, with a multicloud, there are multiple connections between the different platforms and your network, and sometimes between the cloud platforms themselves. There are also potential nests of microservices within and across security zones that can be complex to manage and difficult to govern.
Connectivity is crucial to multicloud strategy
It’s not uncommon for connectivity to be neglected when creating and implementing cloud strategies, leading to performance degradation and limited user experience later on. However, as more and more business-critical applications are moved to the cloud, it is important to keep an eye on the connections between the enterprise and the cloud.
Cloud connectivity is critical when it comes to cost optimization, improved security and higher performance. An optimized network that supports cloud-based applications is essential to digital transformation.
Optimal connectivity starts before the multicloud strategy
Deciding on a cloud architecture that best maps the relevant business requirements is a challenge in itself. It is best for enterprises to take a holistic approach when evaluating cloud models and connectivity.
To ensure they get the most out of their investment and find the best path to the cloud, its services and features, enterprises are advised to seek expert advice.
In our latest e-book, “Business Accelerator with Future Proofing: The Path to a Successful Multicloud Strategy” – available in German –, we explain how to develop a consistent, resilient and flexible multicloud strategy that turns challenges into opportunities and empowers you to turn potential problems into successful solutions.
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