Four Reasons Your Business Needs a Strong Multi-Cloud Strategy

A multi-cloud strategy enables businesses to design, develop, and deploy applications across different cloud vendors without compromising on security or functionality.

It delivers four main benefits, which are detailed below.

1. Modernisation

Multi-cloud infrastructure gives companies easier access to the best cloud-native applications across different vendors through the use of containers and APIs. Thanks to this, companies can build superior, modern systems that allow for rapid adaptation to changing market conditions. At a time when the business landscape is constantly evolving, having this increased adaptability is extremely important, and enables companies to maximise the advantages they have over their competition.

2. Flexible and scalable

Traditionally, using multiple cloud vendors in a single organisation would be a scalability nightmare. However, through a well-designed multi-cloud strategy, scalability can be as easy as if you were using a single cloud provider – all while benefiting from the ability to pick and choose which services to use from a wide range of cloud vendors. Furthermore, using multiple cloud providers provides your business with leverage during vendor negotiations.

3. Best practices

Multi-cloud systems enable cloud experts in one vendor to share their best practices with your experts in other vendors. This knowledge sharing results in improved efficiencies across your entire multi-cloud system – including both public and private clouds.

4. Regulatory compliance

Cloud providers don’t always offer their services or store data in every region. This forces multinational companies to use different vendors in different territories – which can be a huge challenge if they don’t have a strong multi-cloud strategy. If their strategy is robust, however, branches can use different vendors that are appropriate for the regulatory landscape of their region, without any issues.

Companies embrace multi-cloud

Organisations have come to understand these benefits, as according to the 2023 State of the Cloud Report, 87% of organisations are embracing multi-cloud. This indicates a future trend where companies will prioritise hiring employees who have multi-cloud skills. Torque IT believes that this will be the case even for companies that do not actively pursue multi-cloud, as the expertise provides future flexibility. This same report found that the adoption of cloud configuration tools is shifting, indicating a need for skilled professionals in this field. Multi-cloud professionals get the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technologies and collaborate with highly skilled professionals in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. A cloud certification unlocks this world full of opportunities, and VMware Cloud certifications from Torque IT can open the door to career paths like Cloud Architect, Cloud Engineer, Cloud Security Analyst, and Cloud Infrastructure Administrator. With the right certification, you can also become a Cloud Consultant or a Cloud Project Manager.

VMware vSphere courses

To help you build and run a multi-cloud strategy, Torque IT offers a wide range of valuable courses on this topic. Among the most popular and valuable of these courses are the following:

VMware vSphere Install, Configure, Manage V8

This five-day course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere 8. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organisation of any size, and is the foundation for most of the other VMware technologies in the software-defined data centre.

VMware vSphere: Fast Track v8

This five-day, extended-hour course takes you from introductory to advanced VMware vSphere 8 management skills. Through a mix of lectures and hands-on labs, you will install, configure, and manage vSphere 8. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organisation of any size using vSphere 8.

VMware vSphere: Operate, Scale & Secure v8

This five-day course teaches you advanced skills for configuring and maintaining a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure. You will configure and optimise the VMware vSphere 8 features that build a foundation for a truly scalable infrastructure. Attend this course to deepen your understanding of vSphere and learn how vSphere advanced features and controls can benefit your organisation.