MULTI-CLOUD THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY

It ’s clear that multi-cloud is here to stay, so let ’s take a look at the good, bad, and ugly of this brave new world.

It’s a multi-cloud world, according to the F5 State of Application Delivery 2018 survey. Eighty-seven percent of enterprise organizations say they operate in multiple cloud environments and plan to continue to do so. As cloud platforms further evolve and offer more robust services, organizations find themselves selecting the best provider for each application or category of applications, which means they have apps in several clouds. In other cases, multi-cloud deployments are less a matter of strategic planning than acceptance of reality. Acquisitions, mergers, side projects, and management decisions to let developers choose their own tools and environments all lead to a proliferation of cloud providers and unique configurations within those environments.