Multi-Cloud Is the New Normal and Is Here to Stay
As organizations’ data and analytics efforts become more mature, they collect more diverse data and perform more sophisticated analytics. Today most organizations have either moved to the cloud or are planning to move to the cloud to modernize their data and analytics infrastructures. In some cases, they use more than one provider as part of multi-cloud deployment. In a recent IDC survey, nearly 80% of organizations surveyed store more than half of their data in hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructures.
Forward-thinking, proactive organizations tend to embrace the multi-cloud strategy. There is a 72% increase in hybrid and multiple cloud technologies in optimized data organizations compared to reactive organizations. Those serious about this approach have budgeted accordingly: In a recent survey, Microsoft reported that 86% of organizations plan to increase their spending on hybrid or multicloud technology. Multi-cloud is now the default state of business technology, either by accident or design.