One Cloud Doesn’t Fit All
Wait, I thought we had a cloud strategy?
Just when you thought you had your cloud strategy set, another request comes in from one of the lines of business that, of course, doesn’t quite align with the aforementioned strategy. If you push back, does the application owner fall in line and try to adapt or do they go rogue? Too often, it ends up being the latter. And oftentimes we ask, who can blame them? Especially when business units have been tasked with developing and pushing out a new consumer-facing application that does align with another organizational objective–digital transformation. And that objective could make or break the business. They have a mandate, and you do as well. How can this be reconciled? I offer that a multi-cloud strategy, serves just that purpose. According to RightScale in their recent State of the Cloud Report, cloud users are running applications in 8 clouds on average. In simple terms, that means utilizing the right cloud to the right purpose. The approach includes a variety of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platforms to address needs in the following areas: