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Multi-cloud strategies: why data and workload management are key

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Multi-cloud strategies: why data and workload management are key.

Multi-cloud strategies: why data and workload management are key.

As digital business strategies take hold at companies worldwide, the cloud is playing a pivotal role. By delivering fast ramp-up, low costs, and resources on demand, cloud-based services are enabling the agility that businesses need to quickly seize new opportunities.

In just a few years, companies have gone from cloud pilot projects to deploying many cloud services from a variety of providers, a multi-cloud strategy in which each cloud service performs a different task.

"Companies have already gone to a multi-cloud world," says Rick Villars, vice president for data centre and cloud at IDC.

According to IDC's 2016 CloudView survey, 85% of enterprises will be multi-cloud enabled by 2018. Multi-cloud is similar to - but distinct from - a hybrid cloud strategy, in which virtualised on-premises IT infrastructure is deployed together with public cloud services.

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