What is Multi-Cloud Computing?
The Innovation and Freedom of Multi-Cloud Integration, with the Simplicity of One Vendor.
A unique multi-cloud strategy involves using one cloud vendor to integrate a hosts organization’s data, applications, or infrastructure into a single environment. InterWeave takes this to the next level, by integrating multiple cloud computing platforms and presents them as a single unified architecture. InterWeave supports public, private, and hybrid clouds or a combination of these in order to meet specific workload requirements for our customers.
Difference between Single Cloud, Multi-Cloud, and Hybrid Cloud Hybrid cloud refers to the use of one or more public cloud platforms, working in conjunction. For a cloud architecture to be hybrid, these different cloud environments need to be tightly interconnected, working as one combined infrastructure, unlike a multi-cloud strategy where admins have to manage each cloud environment separately.
Benefits of Multi-Cloud Computing
Multi-cloud platforms provide several advantages over traditional single-vendor strategies. Here are the main advantages of multi-cloud mode:
Flexibility No business stays the same year after year. As they evolve, they need their cloud solution to grow with them. By employing more than one cloud-hosting company, you have the freedom to match your needs to the solutions that fit the best and adapt them to your requirements.
Scalability Salability is a significant benefit of cloud technology. Having an on-premises solution can require important system updates that can take time and cost much money to implement. By being on the multi-cloud, organizations can rapidly deliver critical resources across the business, consequently scaling faster as needed for peak demand or just provisioning faster solutions in case of business problems.
Risk Mitigation All vendors have multiple data centers within each geographic region where they host your infrastructure. However, this does not mean that outages do not occur, and, when they do, they can cause significant disruptions. The golden piece of advice for investors is to diversify your portfolio. The same applies to our case. As a result, your company will be less susceptible to faults and malfunctions. A disruption at one provider will no longer affect all your applications.
Lower Latency Delays in the availability of resources could lead to tragic consequences for the provider. To prevent losses, businesses need to ensure that they serve their target audience in the quickest way possible. By adopting a multi-cloud strategy, you can choose a cloud provider with its servers in regions and zones that are close to your customers, hence minimizing latency and improving user experience
Bolstered Resilience Most cloud providers have detailed service level agreements (SLAs) that specify the level of uptime that customers should expect. However, even if they guarantee a 99.99 percent uptime, there will be a 0.01 percent downtime, which translates in nearly 1 hour over a year. According to an ITIC study, for 98% of organizations, an hour of downtime costs more than $100,000. For one-third of enterprises, one hour of downtime costs between $1 million and $5 million.
Avoiding Vendor Lock-in According to a recent Stratoscale survey, over 80 percent of enterprises have declared to be concerned about being locked into a single public cloud platform. The main risk is for an enterprise to become dependent on the technology offered by a particular provider. Also, there may be fear that one cloud provider might not meet your current or future needs.
Drive Innovation Each cloud solution comes with its unique and compelling services. Maintaining a multi-cloud strategy opens up the possibility to leverage the best services within each cloud and incorporate them into your app.
Find the Best-in-Class Multi-Cloud Providers When incorporating multiple clouds into a company’s IT strategy, administrators can align their business requirements with the best cloud-hosting providers for each task. Why is this important? Because every provider has its strengths and weaknesses, and this way, your organization can take advantage of the best option.
Price/Performance Optimization Another advantage of multi-cloud is its ability to cut storage costs. Organizations using a multi-cloud strategy may significantly reduce their cloud costs by using cheaper services from different cloud vendors. In addition, careful multi-cloud management can help organizations control costs without having to sacrifice performance by deploying the right workloads in the right environments. This enables companies to drive the best performance and comprehensive capabilities at the most attractive costs.
The integration is implemented by means of the InterWeave SmartSolutions platform and could be customized through Integration Manager Console — user friendly UI that lets you decide how often your applications should integrate.
InterWeave Multii-Cloud starts at $1200/node
Bundled pricing is available if you include other InterWeave Solutions.
Pricing does not include taxes and fees (such as VAT) regulated by law.
To learn more about how the InterWeave can support your particular business, please contact us at 800-671-8692, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.