Is long-term innovation and diversity in cloud computing the key to a successful multicloud strategy?

A new report issued by the Internet Economy Foundation and Roland Berger claims organisations in the public sector should choose multiple cloud service providers instead of opting for just a handful of market leaders.  The market for public cloud computing services is increasingly led by a few dominant players and it is time to ensure issues, such as monopolisation and vendor lock-in, are confronted.

Chris Greenwood, UK&I MD at NetApp, made the following comment on the subject: 

“Enterprises are trying to unburden themselves of traditional IT infrastructure costs and relieve the pressure of delivering cloud services to their constituents. Many of these companies rely on managed cloud and hosting providers for their technology infrastructure deployment. 

 Our recent research, run in conjunction with Sapio, discovered within the next 12 months, 60% of UK businesses will move more of their data and applications to the public cloud. Alongside this, 45% of UK leaders surveyed want simplified licensing and more flexible contracts with public cloud providers to enable businesses to better manage their public cloud and on-premise infrastructure.

 Right now the market for public cloud computing services is increasingly led by a few dominant players. However, there are many different approaches organisations can use to holistically run a cloud strategy that is most beneficial to one’s business, and most sit in the hybrid cloud. It is important that the industry comes together to invest in the six levers to secure long-term innovation and diversity in cloud computing for a successful multicloud strategy.”

 

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