The Multi-Cloud Environment in 2020: Advantages and Disadvantages

  • More than half (55%) of respondents use multiple public clouds:
  • 34% use two, 10% use three, and 11% use more than three
  • 49% of respondents say they adopted a multi-cloud approach to get best-of-breed platform and service options.
  • Cost savings/optimization (41%)
  • Improved disaster recovery/business continuity (40%)
  • Increased platform and service flexibility (39%)

Multi-Cloud Across Organizations

  • Fewer than half of SMBs (47%) use multiple public clouds
  • Meanwhile, 66% of enterprises use multiple clouds

What are the advantages of multi-cloud?

  • Risk Mitigation — create resilient architectures
  • Managing vendor lock-in — get price protection
  • Workload Optimization — place your workloads to optimize for cost and performance
  • Cloud providers’ unique capabilities — take advantage of offerings in AI, IOT, Machine Learning, and more

What are the negatives?

  • Data privacy and security issues (38%)
  • Securing and protecting cloud resources (31%)
  • Governance/ compliance concerns (30%)
  • Lack of security skills/expertise (30%)

Multi-Cloud Statistics: Use is Still Growing

  • While this seems significant, if measured in dollars, enterprises plan a much larger cloud spend than SMBs do $158 million compared to $11.5 million.

The Future of Managing Cloud Costs for Multi-Cloud



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