Everyone is talking about multi-cloud today, meaning the ability to move, copy and manage files between on-premises cloud infrastructures and public cloud services. A flexible multi-cloud strategy makes sense when trying to achieve optimal data storage economics, data redundancy, or perhaps to make the best use of a particular infrastructure or service offering. Multi-cloud strategies can also be an important element with respect to satisfying governance and compliance rules and regulations.
However, there are many ways to achieve multi-cloud, and to manage a multi-cloud environment. Defining the right strategy for your organization begins with mapping your needs against the available options. For instance, your high performance workloads may benefit most from a flash or hyperconverged infrastructure. Your security and compliance requirements may lead to carefully considering the benefits of on-premises as well as off-premises storage options. Surprisingly, while public cloud services offer attractive pricing, certain data access and security requirements might make an on-premises object storage solution as much as 60% less expensive.
As a trusted advisor to our customers, we want to help you understand your multi-cloud options and some of the related challenges that you might not have considered yet. At the “How To Build Effective Cloud Architectures” panel discussion session at the Hitachi Next conference, I’ll represent object storage and pursue an engaging discussion with the other panel experts about topics such as when and why you should consider a multi-cloud strategy, whether or not governance and compliance requirements rule out public cloud options, surprising things we’ve learned about calculating cost of ownership, and more. Do you have other related topics on your mind? Please share them with me!
See you soon at Next!