Analysts and business experts report that companies in all industry sectors are using multiple cloud environments to achieve IT goals. The numbers vary, but all agree at least 80% of enterprises have or are planning to have some form of multi-cloud operation in the near term.
Having a multi-cloud operation is not the same as having a multi-cloud strategy. While many companies have numerous cloud environments, they have taken a tactical approach to this IT area. For example, different departments may use different clouds, each meeting the needs of the users. Then there can be pockets of shadow IT, off the official IT radar and operating its own cloud.
We’ve had many conversations with technology leaders from a range of industries about cloud computing, and multi-cloud in particular. Wherever you are in your own cloud adoption journey, the insights and observations that were shared in these conversations can help you make informed decisions about your cloud strategy.