Multi-Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, Public Cloud
The New Role of Cloud Services in the Modern Enterprise

Get the Whitepaper


Despite their continued usage, hybrid clouds have been augmented or even replaced by the emerging use of multi-cloud architectures. These are public clouds, such as IBM Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform, although specialized industry-specific public clouds may be leveraged as well.

A multi-cloud architecture offers a few core advantages:

  • The power of choice. Those who build and deploy systems in the cloud are not required to leverage one cloud brand of storage systems, computer systems, or a set of native databases. They can take a “best of breed” approach to picking cloud services across brands. They can even mix and match services to optimize the cloud-native services that support a single application, or a series of related applications.
  • Cloud-native capabilities. If we leverage the native services within specific public cloud providers, we can choose the best of what each of those cloud providers offers in cloud-native services, such as security, governance, container orchestration, management and monitoring, and more.
  • The ability to place no bets. When we pick a single cloud provider this involves becoming dependent upon that provider. Outages, security issues, service cost hikes, etc., are going to hurt Multi-Cloud,