Many cloud architect friends of mine see multicloud on the horizon, but they don’t think they’re prepared for its extra complexities. Most of them initially pushed back on the concept of multicloud much like they pushed back on cloud computing in general before it became a thing.
Cloud architects who now look down the barrel of multicloud deployments can increase their chances of success by applying these three tips:
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Have an open mind about all potential solutions. Those whose knee-jerk reaction is to push back on multicloud confuse me. Here’s some general advice: Never push back on a solution before you understand the problem. Multicloud is a solution pattern. If you announce that multicloud is a bad solution, that statement comes off as a bit disingenuous if you don’t understand the specific problem you need to solve.
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