Most enterprises rely on Public cloud. 65% of North American enterprises have use public cloud and it is the preferred deployment for many applications. Moreover, most organizations use multi- cloud with 75% of decision makers following hybrid approach , and 66% of them defining hybrid as a form of multicloud. There also is evidence that almost all organizations with a multicloud strategy use the multiple clouds for their mission-critical applications. Several organizations use multicloud for a number of reasons like optimizing capabilities, sourcing, and deployment models according to their business requirements.
However, the tradeoff is that there’s inherent complexity that could slow innovation and progress. But it isn’t right to brush aside multi-cloud just for the sake of its complexity. Though managing the inherent complexity poses a major challenge for organizations looking to realize multicloud’s full potential, it’s important that it must be looked into it in detail.
The different aspects of complexity
Most organizations use a multicloud approach of using multiple vendors to host different parts of a single application or application ecosystem. This scenario is common for websites and mobile applications especially when dealing with compliance regulations or legacy data sets. Another one third use different vendors for different applications. There’s another category where 17% use single vendor for different deployment types, e.g., common APIs across public and private cloud environments. Today, 60% of multicloud organizations use 50 or more unique SaaS vendors. Multicloud strategies have resulted in complicated enterprise ecosystems dense with unique vendors. The Complexity deepens as organizations use multiple vendors for each capability.
› Choice of hyperscalers.
One of the ways organizations mitigate complexity in their multicloud is by consolidating data. It’s found that several organizations selecting infrastructure services in a hyperscaler independent of their other cloud decisions. For instance, 87% of organizations say that SaaS platforms largely or completely drive their choice of hyperscaler.
Another category is when Organizations use low-code for its developers, when the cloud platform is decided. This also significantly drives hyperscaler choice. Ultimately, if the majority of your data or cloud usage is concentrated on an infrastructure platform, due to the preferences of a SaaS or low-code vendor, it will impact your choice of infrastructure platform. This is reinforced by respondents noting that hyperscaler decisions were driven by unique features e.g., application and developer services (91%) available natively on the platforms — whereas the market assumption is that infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) RFP decisions focus on comparison of infrastructure services/cost.
Why reducing complexity is essential
By leveraging multiple cloud platforms, organizations can optimize their environment according to a long list of criteria. However, adding more platforms to a portfolio is not without challenges; multicloud increases the risk surface, the list of skill requirements, networking charges, latency, and the occurrence of unnecessary redundancy. Our study reveals that the tradeoff for multiple options is complexity that can quickly balloon beyond the management capabilities of the enterprise. Further, our study finds
Organizations agree they must reduce complexity. Seventy-seven percent of organizations agree that their multicloud environment is increasingly complex. Organizations report that securing data in transit, cost, and maintaining integration are the three most challenging issues when deploying multiple cloud platforms. It shouldn’t be surprising that 85% of organizations we surveyed agree that their goal is to reduce complexity when it does not add value (see Figure 4).
› Reducing complexity means better results across CX, security, and total cost.
While organizations in our study use multiple cloud platforms in order to take advantage of different performance levels, to archive data, and to offer a broader range of development environments, they also recognize that the resulting multicloud complexity holds them back. In fact, efforts to reduce complexity lead to significant benefits, including better CX (43%), more complete security (40%), and reduced operational costs (40%).
Partner with a Cloud Solution Provider to mitigate the complexity
Organizations use managed services partners to reduce complexity and improve performance, economics, and trust. Partnering with a managed services help reduce the complexity of multicloud by accelerating the journey to multicloud benefits. Organizations using managed services partners experience reduced operational hours, improved security, and a 21% improvement in performance year over year.
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