Facing Multicloud Complexity, Enterprises Need To Take Control of Infrastructure
The enterprise's relationship with the cloud is still evolving. Only a few years ago, it seemed reasonable to assume that most applications would eventually migrate to a public cloud. Instead, enterprises have consciously steered toward hybrid multicloud, using multiple public clouds in conjunction with a private cloud — which can include on-premises gear or a colocation environment. Some enterprises got to that point unintentionally, perhaps “inheriting” a public cloud through an acquisition, but have found it empowering to continue using that cloud, sometimes as a hedge against lock-in or to take advantage of the strengths of various cloud environments.