Feedback Requested: Is the term "multicloud" a thing?

Liz Wannemacher

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Greetings CIN Members,

The Marketing Team here at CompTIA would like some feedback. We want to get your perspective on the term "multicloud".

Is multicloud a term that is used in the industry/market? If so, how would you define it?

We are conducting some market research and validating some messaging. Your perspective is much appreciated.

Best,
Liz
 
Multicloud is common practice in accelerators and startups that are getting to the point where they can scale, but need to keep costs to a minimum.
The accelerator center I did some work for a few years ago had me build a devops workflow that would stage and run app containers the startups were building automatically on the PaaS public cloud provider that was most cost/resource effective at the time - they leveraged GCS, AWS and DigitalOcean.
 
And in the light of AWS recent action against Parler (regardless of your feelings politically on the matter), that would put the resilience of a single cloud provider into question as now a single cloud architecture becomes a single point of failure for a company. And with that AWS outage of US-East-1 back in November, organizations may want to rethink this notion of stuffing their critical services with a single vendor, even one as big as AWS.

After all...

There is no such thing as the cloud; it's just someone else's computer.

(or computers in the Multicloud case)
 

Manu

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    And in the light of AWS recent action against Parler (regardless of your feelings politically on the matter), that would put the resilience of a single cloud provider into question as now a single cloud architecture becomes a single point of failure for a company. And with that AWS outage of US-East-1 back in November, organizations may want to rethink this notion of stuffing their critical services with a single vendor, even one as big as AWS.

    After all...

    There is no such thing as the cloud; it's just someone else's computer.

    (or computers in the Multicloud case)



    Hahaha, Lol. Love that part

    There is no such thing as the cloud; it's just someone else's computer
     

    Tess Sluijter

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    Is multicloud a term that is used in the industry/market? If so, how would you define it?
    I'd personally never heard anyone use that particular buzz-word, but the concept behind it (spreading your services across >1 cloud provider) is common and makes a lot of sense.