Why Now Is the Time for Multi-Cloud

Craig McLuckie isn’t a fan of every buzzword flitting across the tech landscape. He admits that multi-cloud wasn’t one of his favorites, but he’s changing his mind.

“I’m starting to see a deep legitimacy to multi-cloud,” says McLuckie,co-founder of Kubernetes and now CEO ofHeptio, “I used to nod and smile when people talked about it, but never really believed it. I’m starting to see it for reals now.”

Multi-cloud was one of the three main pillars that he sees for the future of Kubernetes — the other two are improving developer productivity and tackling enterprise — that he elaborated on during keynotes at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2017. And while it’s worth noting that multi-cloud is really happening, “we really need strong conformance” to make it materialize, he says.

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