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Polycloud

NEW
ASSESS?

The major cloud providers (Amazon, Microsoft and Google) are locked in an aggressive race to maintain parity on core capabilities while their products are differentiated only marginally. This is causing a few organizations to adopt a Polycloud strategy — rather than going ‘all-in’ with one provider, they are passing different types of workloads to different providers in a best-of-breed approach. This may involve, for example, putting standard services on AWS, but using Google for machine learning, Azure for .NET applications that use SQLServer, or potentially using the Ethereum Consortium Blockchain solution. This is different than a cloud-agnostic strategy of aiming for portability across providers, which is costly and forces lowest-common-denominator thinking. Polycloud instead focuses on using the best that each cloud offers.

History for Polycloud

Nov 2017
Assess?

The major cloud providers (Amazon, Microsoft and Google) are locked in an aggressive race to maintain parity on core capabilities while their products are differentiated only marginally. This is causing a few organizations to adopt a Polycloud strategy — rather than going ‘all-in’ with one provider, they are passing different types of workloads to different providers in a best-of-breed approach. This may involve, for example, putting standard services on AWS, but using Google for machine learning, Azure for .NET applications that use SQLServer, or potentially using the Ethereum Consortium Blockchain solution. This is different than a cloud-agnostic strategy of aiming for portability across providers, which is costly and forces lowest-common-denominator thinking. Polycloud instead focuses on using the best that each cloud offers.