Multicloud’s 'Inevitable Dominion': Taking Stock of the Big Cloud Trend

As cloud computing advances, multicloud looks like the main winner. We examine what’s going on.

Kelly Teal, Contributing Editor

June 3, 2022

6 Slides

It’s no secret — cloud computing reigns supreme. It’s the technology that gives organizations the power to operate from anywhere. But the type of cloud computing that’s ruling the world is not just one kind. Get ready for multicloud’s inevitable dominion.

Why? Because even though the hyperscalers – Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform – boast huge market share, they cannot claim sovereignty. The private cloud providers – Cisco, Dell, Oracle, HPE and IBM, and even the Big 3 with their respective offerings – serve niche (often large, like Fortune-whatever level) customers with unique demands that hyperscalers cannot touch with their public setups. In addition to public and private clouds, multicloud also includes Kubernetes and the edge. Therefore, with all those capabilities in hand, multicloud, often interchanged with “hybrid cloud,” supports a range of activities and requirements.

Mixing public, private, containerized and edge cloud environments usually leads to the most desirable business outcomes. That’s due to the extra security measures, the customized accesses and permissions, geographic considerations and so on. And that’s why we’re about to get into a slideshow above highlighting multicloud’s inevitable dominion. Because when you know why something is so popular, you can help your customers construct the cloud configurations that best suit their needs.

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Kelly Teal

Contributing Editor, Channel Futures

Kelly Teal has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist, editor and analyst, with longtime expertise in the indirect channel. She worked on the Channel Partners magazine staff for 11 years. Kelly now is principal of Kreativ Energy LLC.

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