People talk about multicloud as if it’s a choice.
It’s not. Multicloud is simply a fact of life.Within any enterprise, developers move at different paces while dealing with years or even decades of legacy build-out.
Some workloads will never go anywhere. Others simply fit a particular cloud best or migrate to the cloud where a certain dev group has already established a beachhead.

Through whatever means those workloads arrive on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, or another public cloud, and they’ll very likely stay put once in place.[ The cloud storage security gap — and how to close it. | 5 ways Microsoft has improved SharePoint security. ]
One factor keeping such workloads firmly rooted in place is data gravity.
It’s expensive to move data from one cloud to another (not to mention from an on-prem deployment to a public cloud).

But that’s not the biggest problem.

The primary issue with multicloud deployments is that each cloud comes prebaked with unique services—and those services ensure lock-in as far as the eye can see.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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