Your choice of infrastructure hosting model is an important decision, but it doesn't have to be an overly complicated one. Sure, you're presented with a complex business landscape, with an array of different options, but the selection processes should be the same as with any big decision. Whether you need somewhere to live, access to a vehicle, or to make the choice between SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS solutions, you always need to consider different ownership models and service contracts.
Mantras are for self-help books and snake oil, but if Happi were to be accused of having one it would be this: Use the right tool for the job. Our new ebook discusses how multi-cloud can enable you to do just that.
2017 was a transformative year for cloud computing. From the rise of cost-containment and hyperconvergence to the continued uptake and growth of co-location services, there was an eruption of activity. But, even in the face of such innovation, arguably, the most significant shift of them all was the emergence of multi-cloud as a viable solution.
The hype around cloud computing is hard to ignore. And, as it has become en vogue to put the word "cloud" in front of virtually all marketable products, it's now extremely difficult to sift through the noise and find out which products actually work. Turnkey cloud appliances are presented as a means to simplify the architecture, management, and procurement of cloud platforms, enabling organisations to rapidly deploy packages of software, hardware or storage while simplifying implementation and minimising disruption. But are they really the future of the cloud?