Cloud management: What you need to know

In the emerging multicloud world, new management challenges arise. And so do new solutions, including CSPs, CMPs, and CASBs

When it comes to cloud services, many organizations are thinking in multiples—deploying several cloud offerings to meet a variety of business needs.

This multicloud strategy is true whether it’s for software-as-a-service (SaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), or infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offerings, and it presents several challenges as well as opportunities for organizations as they embark on digital transformations.

The benefits of a multicloud strategy

An August 2018 “state of the enterprise cloud” report by IDG Communications shows that organizations are continuing to boost their investments and evolve their cloud environments so they can use the technologies they need to meet business goals. The research, based on an online survey of 550 IT decision-makers across multiple industries, shows that nearly one third (30 percent) of the organizations have a combination hybrid cloud and multicloud environment.

The perceived benefits of deploying a multicloud strategy include increased cloud options (59 percent), easier and faster disaster recovery (40 percent), and increased flexibility by allowing the spread of workloads across multiple clouds (38 percent).

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