A multi-cloud strategy provides more options and headaches

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A multi-cloud focus is a good thing, because it makes people realistic about the value of clouds. But like all new technology buzzwords, it can be confusing. When storage vendors talk multi-cloud strategy — and storage vendors are all talking a lot about multi-cloud these days — what exactly do they mean?

One thing to know is multi-cloud doesn’t only mean you can move your data from one cloud to another to cut costs. In the early days of clouds, there was a lot of focus on if one cloud vendor raised or dropped its prices, would it be possible to move data to a cheaper alternative? That’s a moot point now, because prices across the major public clouds aren’t much different for similar services. And moving data would negate any cost savings, anyway.

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