What is Multicloud?

A New Trend Explained

Published June 2020


Multicloud has become one of the buzzwords of modern IT, yet there’s a lack of agreement on what it actually means. When people talk about multicloud, they often define it in terms of removing lockin with any single cloud vendor or solution, so that the organisation is free to embrace the choice and flexibility that the cloud offers.

This is clearly an important part of its value, but there’s another dimension to multicloud that’s often overlooked. It relates to the shift away from the challenges of maintaining legacy IT infrastructure, towards enabling the adoption of a vast range of services without the technical and cost implications of managing on-premises. In essence, it’s not a cloud-first strategy; it’s a service-first strategy.

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