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Going forward, the cloud is likely to be as indispensable to businesses as electricity or Internet access. Recent data bears this out as 93.7% of organizations agree that the cloud is critical to their immediate business needs for increasing growth rate, while 88.4% think it to be critical for future business needs. With the global cloud services market expanding, more than more companies are becoming interested in multi-cloud deployments. If you are interested in exploring multi-cloud deployments, consider reaching out to Cloud Services New Jersey.

What is Multi-Cloud?

Multi-Cloud can be understood as the superset of multiple public clouds, hybrid, on-premises, and edge cloud computing environments. Typically, a multi-cloud deployment uses more than one public cloud service provider, but can also make use of other private cloud or on-premises infrastructure. People often confuse multi-cloud with hybrid cloud. It helps to remember that a hybrid cloud is not a multi-cloud, though a multi-cloud may make use of hybridization. According to recent data, 78% of enterprises deployed a multi-cloud environment in 2021. Despite the healthy numbers, Multi-cloud is still a fairly novel concept for global businesses and we need to clear away a lot of the myths surrounding multi-cloud.

Top 8 Myths About Multi-Cloud Data Management

Data Management in Multi-Cloud can be complicated

Multi-Cloud Data management can be difficult – if you make it so. In other words, you cannot manage Multi-cloud data the way you do it for traditional IT Systems. In order to have effective oversight for multi-cloud data management, it’s indispensable for organizations to have in-depth analytical capabilities that can help their workers function proactively and provide 360-degree real-time visibility into operations.

Multi-Cloud is equivalent to Hybrid Cloud

There is no denying that multi-cloud environments are pretty similar to hybrid cloud deployments. In fact, there are some differences in how each operates. Multi-cloud deployments make use of clouds from an array of different providers. Hybrid clouds, on the other hand, have the ability to integrate private cloud infrastructure with public clouds and function as a comprehensive whole. If you were trying to decide between the two, your choice of cloud architecture should really depend on the type of application and your core business objectives.

Multi-Cloud is less secure

Security management in multi-cloud is not more complex, but definitely different than traditional systems. Incorrect implementation of security policies can only make the proposition worse. In the words of Fortinet’s Vince Hwang, the key to successful cloud security may lie in a software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) with an integrated security layer. This enables the entire cloud to be covered under an integrated architecture. Integration means that security policies can be implemented comprehensively and monitoring capabilities can be extended to any point in the cloud.

Multi-Cloud is more secure

At the other end of the polarized opinions is the belief that multi-cloud security is better. The truth is that there is nothing inherent in the multi-cloud architecture that can make it immediately safer than other alternatives. Multi-cloud management faces some unique security challenges. To name a few, multi-cloud needs to be able to address numerous service models, data access, and control (particularly during migration) while maintaining compliance across different architectures and geopolitical regions.

Open source is the best bet when it comes to Multi-Cloud management

Open source can be a viable option, but not for every business situation and technical problem. Moreover, open solutions generally take a lot of time to get integrated into a cloud management stack. Even after integration, there is no guarantee that it will have better feature sets compared to proprietary solutions. But proprietary solutions also have a historical record of ‘playing well’ with cloud integrations and generally have on-demand service and support available should there be an issue. For efficient management of your multi-cloud deployment, please contact IT Support NY.

Multiple Clouds cost a lot

This is simply not true. Multi-cloud deployments are not inherently more expensive than any other cloud deployment. The key to keeping costs down, as with other deployments, lies inefficient management. Organizations should at least pay attention to the basics such as managing to provision carefully and placing data in the right storage tier. A lot of the costs generally associated with multi-cloud deployments actually come from misconfigurations in dynamic provisioning. Unsurprisingly, this leads to a waste of resources and can even result in an economic denial-of-service (EDoS) attack.

Multi-Cloud deployments are only suitable for large multinational corporations

Large corporations may realize the need for multi-cloud architectures sooner and may be willing to test out deployments a bit more easily. But smaller organizations can also benefit from multi-cloud deployments, especially in performance enhancement of specialized applications with the use of multiple clouds. In order to realize the full power of these tools, smaller organizations need to start out with scaled-out environments. Managed IT Services New Jersey can help you to start out by leveraging multiple clouds for your business.

Multi-Cloud is still a wave of the future

Multi-cloud architectures are very much here with many organizations already leveraging multiple clouds. They may not be aware of it all the time. In fact, deploying multi-cloud environments may be the most reliable way out for organizations to get out from under the metaphorical cloud of Shadow IT that has dogged companies for decades. This refers to the barrage of unauthorized applications and software rampantly used by employees along with official company platforms. Unsurprisingly, this has led to discordant infrastructure, implementation of SaaS or in-house cloud platforms without the right governance, risk, and compliance frameworks, decreased performance for Data Loss Prevention (DLP) systems, and more. All this has ultimately contributed to increased costs and decreased performance of company infrastructure.

Whether you should choose Multi-Cloud environments for your business or which multi-cloud solution you should opt for really depends on what you are trying to achieve with your business. As is true for all cloud deployments, the solution that can drive the best results for your business is the one that best serves your particular needs. For extensive resources on the best Multi-Cloud Strategies, please refer to Cloud Services NJ.

Sharon Arena

Sharon Arena is the Marketing Coordinator at Olmec Systems, LLC. Sharon studied Marketing Analytics and Data Research at Post University in Waterbury, CT. She has 15+ years of experience in direct marketing, sales and operations management.