Cloud computing is here to stay. The technology has easily passed the point where it can be considered a questionable or risky resource – instead, cloud services are now widely and correctly seen as basic essentials for businesses in every sector. Company leaders who previously fretted about whether or not to deploy cloud solutions now focus on the question of how to best leverage these resources.
Increasingly, the answer that business decision-makers are reaching is via the hybrid cloud and multi-cloud orchestration. Multi-cloud deployments offer significant advantages over singular alternatives. And of these, one of the most notable and powerful is improved backup, as InformationWeek contributor John Keagy recently highlighted.
Keagy noted that businesses are increasingly turning to multi-cloud deployments for a number of key reasons. Among the most obvious and important of these is improved backup capabilities. The writer explained that by utilizing multiple cloud environments from a diverse range of providers for data backup, firm leaders can rest assured that their digital assets will remain accessible even in the event of a catastrophe striking one of the vendors. In essence, this is the same benefit that cloud-based backup offers over on-premise and legacy backup strategies: Diversifying the location and method of storage decreases the risk of loss.
"Adopting a multi-cloud approach to application architecture is critical for business continuity," Keagy wrote. "And in an emergency, depending on the level of resilience you need and the speed at which you want to recover, taking even minimal steps toward multi-cloud will ensure your business can recover."
Beyond this, Keagy emphasized that there is major value to be gained by deploying cloud workloads to multiple locations. For example, this may represent a key way of optimizing performance, as firms can distribute their cloud-based operations to different geographic regions in order to maximize efficiency and minimize load times for site visitors. Going even further, the writer noted that companies can deliver customized content to site visitors depending on where those individuals originate from.
Moving ahead with multi-cloud orchestration
With all this in mind, it's clear that more companies will decide to pursue multi-cloud orchestration in the near future. Before too long, this will quite possibly be the standard option for organizations in virtually every industry.
This raises the question of how companies should go about leveraging these solutions. This can be a somewhat complicated issue. After all, hybrid and multi-cloud deployments are typically more complex than singular cloud services, be they public or private. Determining which vendors to partner with for which services and then how to best implement those various components can present an intimidating challenge.
It is not an insurmountable challenge, though, especially when companies work with industry-leading multi-cloud orchestration service providers, such as Datapipe. Datapipe's staff of multi-cloud experts has the means and knowledge needed to guide clients through every stage of the deployment process. This includes:
- Assessment: Before developing a multi-cloud orchestration plan, a Datapipe team will evaluate the client's existing infrastructure and determine the most important, over-arching business objectives.
- Roadmap: The roadmap will lay out both the immediate strategy for deploying the multi-cloud solution as well as a long-term plan for success, thereby future-proofing the company's IT.
- Implementation: Once all of this preparation has been completed, Datapipe will manage the complete implementation process, ensuring the multi-cloud solution is up and running successfully.
All of this makes multi-cloud orchestration not only feasible for a diverse range of companies, but also the clear choice in many cases. Business leaders are understandably eager to take advantage of these deployments, and Datapipe is positioned to transform these decision-makers' goals into reality.