multi-cloud strategy allows companies to select different cloud services from different providers because some are better for certain tasks than others. For example, some cloud platforms specialize in large data transfers or have integrated machine learning capabilities. Cloud Tech brought us this information in their article, “Multi-cloud strategies set to dominate future of cloud services.”

All cloud services are prone to failure. Although technically correct, this argument is widely used by industry naysayers as a deterrent to cloud adoption. And even if practical examples of cloud outages support this argument, the cloud industry already offers promising solutions to address these concerns. Multi-cloud strategies are emerging as a dominant part of organizations’ long-term IT roadmaps.

Multi-cloud security has the specific challenge of protecting data in a consistent way across a variety of cloud providers. When a company uses a multi-cloud approach, third-party partners handle different aspects of security. That is why it is important in cloud deployment to clearly define and distribute security responsibilities among the parties.

Melody K. Smith

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