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MULTICLOUD NETWORKING: WHY IT MATTERS — AND WHY IT’S SO COMPLICATED

Twain Taylor, Techgenix, Sept. 24, 2020

“It is said that 2021 will see a considerable rise in multicloud adoption, which makes a lot of sense if you think about it in context with the current situation in the world. With an unprecedented amount of uncertainty in the air, the last thing organizations are looking to do is invest a lot of money on a single vendor, get locked in for a couple of years, or invest in proprietary technology. This makes the concept of a multicloud extremely lucrative, with one major problem, multicloud networking.

‘Follow the money’ is advice that especially rings true in reference to technology and the direction it’s headed. Right now, the money’s pointing at multicloud networking. Everyone wants multicloud, but hardly anyone is prepared for the network complexity. Additionally, the VPN and firewall model is reaching its limits with the current work-from-home scenario, creating an unprecedented demand for alternate solutions. This is where several startups are stepping up to the plate and trying and filling the gaps left open by cloud providers, and if mergers, funding, and acquisitions are any indicators of things to come, this space is going to see a lot of action come 2021.”

WHY MULTICLOUD IS INDISPENSABLE TO SUCCESSFUL DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION?

Vivek Kumar, Analytics Insight, Sept. 23, 2020

“For many years, enterprises’ IT leaders have been pursuing cloud computing as a part of their broader digital transformation strategies. Specifically, they are exploring the mulitcloud approach to bring together data from various sources and apply it in new ways. As decision-makers are always in search of a platform that offers flexibility and ease of migration for their workloads across the cloud infrastructure, multicloud seems to be an effective gateway to meet businesses’ digital transformation needs.

The ever-growing prevalence of multicloud adoption across different businesses now has spawned a new term, polynimbus strategy. While some considered it the next phase of multicloud approach, it is a multicloud infrastructure management tool, designed to augment work efficiency with many separate cloud environments. Owing to the very nature of a polynimbus strategy, there is no simple reference architecture. Enterprises may use different providers for IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS or they may balance their IaaS across multiple cloud environments for resilience and performance.”

WHY DIGITAL WORKPLACE GROWTH WILL PUSH CLOUD SPENDING IN COMING YEARS

David Roe, CMSWire, Sept. 24, 2020

“In a recent paper on the impact of COVID-19 on technology buying patterns, Gartner found that that while IT spending this year is likely to fall by 8% spending on cloud computing is likely to increase. The coronavirus pandemic and effects of the global economic recession are causing CIOs to prioritize spending on technology and services that are deemed ‘mission-critical’  for digital workplace development over initiatives aimed at growth or transformation, a Gartner spokespeople explained in a statement. Despite belt-tightening measures, many organizations are projected to ramp up public cloud computing spending.

‘In 2020, some longer-term cloud-based transformational projects may be put on hiatus, but the overall cloud spending levels Gartner was projecting for 2023 and 2024 will now be showing up as early as 2022,’ said John-David Lovelock, distinguished research vice president at Gartner, wrote. However, it is also clear that many enterprise leaders are unclear as to the cost of cloud computing and how it will be used across the organization.”

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