Multiple Cloud Solutions Bring New Challenges

Multiple Cloud Solutions Bring New Challenges

Multiple Cloud Solutions Bring New Challenges

Cloud computing in general offers an affordable and efficient alternative to local computing. Hybrid and multi-cloud alternatives can offer those advantages too. Likewise, a multiple cloud strategy can address many of the ongoing concerns about security and data protection in the cloud. But both hybrid and multi-cloud solutions can create new burdens in terms of cost and maintenance that can offset the cloud’s promise of efficient, low-cost alternatives to traditional business computing strategies.

Sending a company’s computing functions to the cloud typically eliminates the need for a major IT presence on-site – one of the cloud’s main benefits. But because a hybrid cloud solution combines a public or private cloud with on-site networking, this strategy has its own costs. It still requires local hardware and IT staff to maintain both the local system and its connections with the cloud-based tools.

Depending on the structure of a multi-cloud solution, similar issues can arise, even if a company chooses to use only low-cost public cloud services. As the world of cloud computing continues to grow, it also becomes more complex, with a constantly expanding array of available services and tools to choose from. Managing a suite of several clouds, each with its own technology, interfaces, and user tools, can be complicated. It potentially requires the presence of dedicated IT staff or the use of a cloud services broker to keep all parts of the system working together smoothly.

Conclusion

Integrating and managing the different components of a multi-cloud solution creates new challenges for business computing of all kinds. But hybrid and multi-cloud computing strategies can provide flexible, comprehensive solutions to a company’s computing needs – with more tools and services than a single cloud service can provide.

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