As organizations build multicloud environments, it’s important that they think strategically about guiding principles and capabilities. Multicloud may involve any combination of the major hyperscale public cloud platforms — Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform — or a hybrid that also includes private clouds.
For many organizations, multicloud works because it lets them use the provider that offers the best features, security, resilience or cost-effectiveness for a specific workload, without limiting them to a single option. Multicloud also facilitates the DevOps objective of providing rapid time to value for features or products. The ability to accelerate the frequency and quality of releases is a paramount goal of DevOps, and a well-maintained multicloud solution can help organizations achieve that objective.
Both multicloud and DevOps thrive on rapid-response flexibility, and that makes it essential to have a strategy that can guide important decisions.