Podcast: Multicloud Complexity to Multicloud Coherency

Multicloud deployments have become increasingly common in the past few years, with our Senior Leadership IT Investment Survey, 2022 finding that three-quarters of enterprises are using more than one cloud provider, up from 55% in our 2021 survey. This can be an intentional move or the product of acquisitions, mergers or trials. As I discussed in a previous blog post, organizations can often experience challenges in managing and securing their workloads correctly, searching for a solution to multicloud complexity.

For this episode of the CCS Insight podcast, I was joined by VMware’s Amanda Blevins, Vice President and chief technology officer (CTO) for the Americas, and Richard Munro from the Office of the CTO for Strategy and Operations. Clive Howard, CTO for Huozhi and associate analyst at CCS Insight, also joined the discussion.

You can also find this episode on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.

We unpacked the main challenges that organizations face in supporting a multicloud architecture, touching on problems with training and hiring talent for specific technology services and business plans. Our discussion also highlighted the correct organizational and operational approaches to delivering a multicloud strategy and how it can be implemented successfully, reviewing existing cloud services and providing internal customers with flexibility while maintaining control.

The podcast offers strategic guidance for a range of difficulties faced in a multicloud environment, including:

  • Combining the benefits of a single multicloud service offering with those of individual proprietary cloud services
  • Exercising spending control through areas like cloud financial operations and compliance with security, quotas and business policies
  • Reducing complexity in multicloud environments by determining if a best-of-breed service is necessary to solve business challenges.

CCS Insight has produced a free report offering insight and recommendations for making the most of your multicloud deployments. Fill in the form below to download the report.