Containers are a resource-efficient way to isolate workloads from one another while still providing them with the execution environment they require to operate. Unfortunately, containers are designed for non-persistent workloads and, as a result, often don't come with all the bells and whistles that virtual machines come with.
For Enterprises, the choice is always to seek ease of operations without sacrificing higher performance and reliability, tighter security, and not to forget agility and speed for their core business applications. But should that choice be a hard bargain?
Operating a multicloud environment is complex. As an operator, you have to deal with many individual cloud components and resources that need to be carefully architected and monitored on a daily basis for smooth operations. To do so, you need the right set of data and metrics that pinpoint to the operational state of these resources. In today's multicloud world, the issue is not just about the amount of data you have, but rather the lack of meaningful actions that you can take with that information.
It seems almost silly to suggest that the public cloud must be multicloud-ready. But this statement introduces that there is still a distinction between cloud and multicloud requirements. As companies prepare their migration to cloud, they will need to simultaneously understand how their cloud architectures must explicitly consider a multicloud future.
But is there really a difference between cloud and multicloud?
Multicloud will blur the lines between typical places-in-network (PINs) in a way that no other technology has done before. Indeed, for the promise of portable workloads, end-to-end security and automation to be true, the boundaries that typically create walled gardens between PINs need to come down, or at the very least, become permeable to tools and process.
In 2017, PwC conducted research with the primary objective of identifying what the major drivers in data center networking were. That research, made up of more than 250 responses from CIOs and IT leaders at large enterprises around the globe, suggested that the top priorities have shifted as IT charges towards cloud.