BrandPost: Avoiding Vendor Lock-In Carries a Variety of Benefits and Challenges

Smart business is all about managing risk. That same principle is the guiding force behind enterprise cloud strategies, which are shifting to a multi-cloud environment as companies try to mitigate dependence on any one cloud service provider (CSP).

A recent RightScale survey found that 85% of enterprises have embraced a multi-cloud strategy in 2017—a bump of 3% over last year. On average, the survey found that companies are running applications in 1.8 public clouds and 2.3 private clouds.

While there are many reasons to bring multiple cloud service providers (CSPs) into the mix, fear of vendor lock-in can be a major driver. A StratoScale survey found that over 80% of enterprises show moderate to high levels of concern about public cloud lock-in.

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