Multi-cloud is the mixing and matching of technologies and services from different public cloud providers to create the best solution for your organisation. Most commonly in a multi-cloud strategy, there is a mix of the major public cloud providers such as Google, Microsoft, IBM and AWS.
Microsoft’s release of AzureStack, dedicated infrastructure running the Azure cloud services, has piqued considerable interest in the enterprise market. AzureStack is an extension of Azure, bringing the agility and fast-paced innovation of cloud computing to on-premises environments, and, for many already using public Azure, the decision to switch to AzureStack is something of a no-brainer.
Traditionally, users have tried to stick with one provider of network infrastructure for ease of use, but this is the equivalent of keeping all your eggs in one basket. Multi-cloud represents a much more attractive alternative and is the simple idea of keeping everything distributed over several public cloud hosting environments.
Over the past few years, a shift has immersed the cloud computing industry: common sense is taking over. As a collective, the tech community has decided that enough is enough, or, more accurately, that single-purpose design software's are not enough, and have begun demanding more intuitive, multi-purpose tools.
The IT consulting industry is booming. The digital transformation consulting market alone is worth an eye-watering $23 billion globally, or £2.26 billion of the UK’s entire £7.31 billion consulting market. It's truly an exciting time to consider what lies ahead for 2018, not least thanks to these top four trends.