Cloud computing has plenty of complexities. And while many IT leaders would prefer a unified infrastructure, wherein the business standardizes on one or two cloud vendors, that is not going to happen in the real world.
The reason is simple: Applications the business depends on reside on a variety of clouds. Forcing users to stop using some applications and services in the interest of simplifying the company’s cloud mix is unreasonable. That means a multicloud strategy—managing multiple clouds simultaneously—is the only logical recourse.
Even so, managing the multicloud is a difficult task and fraught with often-unexpected obstacles. For example, abstracting the platform—simplifying the user interface by pushing complex details, such as computer code, to a lower level on the platform—is helpful for developers and users, but it can be more complicated for the IT operations staff. This sort of complexity increases management issues.
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