Can a Multi-Cloud Strategy Save The Day? Maybe your business has developed and implemented a cloud strategy, and those operations are truly making it a cloud-based business. You may have cut down on some costs, increased efficiency, and have access to data from just about anywhere. If that’s your business, congrats!
…But, that doesn’t mean it’s time to relax and rest on your laurels, because there is always something to consider when using cloud technology and ensuring that you are “getting it right,” protecting your data/information, and mitigating risks as much as possible.
A main consideration, and it could be your next step to address it, is the creation and implementation of a multi-cloud strategy, which is powerful for risk mitigation and can be the foundation of a crisis plan. A multi-cloud strategy refers to the process of running cloud-based deployments on multiple cloud providers. Although this may sound redundant, it’s the redundancy and added layer of security that could be the difference between a crisis, and a well-c0ntroled, quickly addressed situation.
Service Provider Downtime
A main concern is the failure of a service provider to operate. If there is a deployment of multiple cloud strategies, when one cloud provider experiences difficulties, the deployments can remain operating by transferring to the backup option. This contingency plan leaves little room for downtime and can save time and money.
Another concern is vulnerability. If you are using a multi-cloud strategy and there is a vulnerability or a breach in security in a provider, you can simply shut down the servers on the vulnerable or affected provider with little or no impact to your operations. This can happen quickly, flawlessly, and without much room for error.
Creating and using a multi-cloud strategy could be an integral proactive preventative solution to a problem that may be about to happen…because, as with anything, there is always the potential for failure or malfunction and cloud-based services are not immune. The workaround is to anticipate potential issues, plan for the worst, and hope for the best.
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