Intermediate – Cloud Computing
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Multi-cloud is the use of multiple cloud computing services in a single heterogeneous architecture. Within this type of architecture, cloud assets, infrastructure, and software applications are distributed among several cloud hosting environments. This type of cloud infrastructure can consist of different cloud deployment modes such as private clouds, public clouds, and hybrid clouds formed using multiple public clouds.
The organizations have different types of IT workloads such as handling files and applications, managing databases and servers, planning and execution of IT projects and workloads. The different cloud service providers (CSP) have different areas of strength such as convenient pricing models, tools, services, and industry experience. With the multi-cloud architecture, you can distribute your workload according to your needs, and effectively utilize multiple vendors for different cloud services based on their abilities.
Amazon web services (AWS), Google cloud platform, and Microsoft Azure are some of the vendors that accommodate multi-cloud architecture for organizations. In a multi-cloud architecture, the synchronization between different cloud service providers is not essential to complete a cloud computing process. Multi-cloud strategy eliminates single cloud limitations such as less flexibility, geographical barriers, single-vendor lock-in, and high dependency.
Adopting multi-clouds architecture in your organization provides you benefits such as high availability, robust security, better IT governance, better performance, reduced service disruptions, better disaster readiness, increased flexibility, reduced reliance on any single vendor, and improved operations.