A Multi-Cloud Strategy For your Business's Success

By CIOReview | Tuesday, August 7, 2018
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With a multi-cloud approach, there exist numerous to build a backed stack, generating a great experience for customers. Although not a straightforward approach and challenges are associated with it, the multi-cloud strategy is worth it when approached the right way. These steps below can help you succeed in the implementation of the same.

Adopt a nimble mindset: Be flexible to take advantage of emerging services from cloud providers. The consistent updating of a best-in-class stack will lead to your product team’s best service to your business and customers.

Avoid long-term contracts: Although multi-year agreements bring cost reductions, they come with their risks. With the dynamic nature of the marketplace, businesses should avoid long-term agreements with cloud infrastructure vendors.

Do not expect results overnight: It is evident that adding a new cloud technology to your stack is sure to take weeks or months to understand and leverage effectively. Staffers will need to educate themselves on the new system’s working, run tests, and learn from this analysis.

Prioritize customers’ needs (especially security): Choosing the right cloud partners plays a vital role while serving your customers. Especially when it comes to the customer data, security elements are essential for enterprises.

Develop a governance mechanism: Incorporating a governance mechanism in your company’s multi-cloud strategy enables safeguarding customer and corporate data while also securing shareholders’ interests. Your system should be able to oversee the entire operations including access rights, security norms, data governance, and data migration process among others.

Although cloud has now become the foundation in organizations, the complexity doesn’t go away. An agile and secure multi-cloud strategy is necessary if businesses want to be viable in today’s ultra-competitive environment.