Multi-cloud is now mainstream. According to Oracle research, 98% of enterprises using the public cloud have adopted a multi-cloud Infrastructure.
Although a multi-cloud environment may offer significant benefits in terms of scope and flexibility, it also carries the burden of higher complexity. “Organizations should strive to limit the number of clouds, since reducing IT complexity has cost savings, productivity, and operational efficiency benefits, provided they are not sacrificing performance,” observes Isaac Gould, research manager at technology research and advisory firm Nucleus Research. “In a perfect world, two clouds would be best, where you can back up vital data on a different cloud in the event of downtime or a cyberattack.”