IT Infrastructure

Multiple cloudy days ahead

As cloud computing has gone mainstream the focus has shifted from one-stop-shops to strategies that spread critical IT infrastructure across multiple clouds as well as private infrastructure, says Jason Walsh

Banking on the cloud: last year the Central Bank of Ireland published its draft cross-industry guidance on outsourcing, which included provisions for handling cloud computing. Picture: Getty/iStockphoto

Amazon or Microsoft? Asking who is the winner among cloud service providers may be the wrong question. As enterprise IT has embraced cloud computing, these giants have certainly enjoyed breakneck growth, but with businesses in need of IT that supports their changing operations, a bespoke approach to cloud is becoming the norm.

According to a report published by Flexera in March, some 89 per cent of companies today have embraced multiple clouds, and 80 per ...