Onwards and upwards to the multi-cloud

When it comes to outsourcing any vital component of a business, it’s crucial to be sure you can rely on the companies you work with. But when it comes to outsourcing to the cloud, it also makes sense to know where your data ends up, writes Alex Meehan

Many Irish companies have their cloud activities hosted by just one provider but cloud engagement has changed and evolved Picture: Getty

For most companies with some or all of their IT resources in the cloud, having a multi-cloud strategy is simply how things have worked out.

Rewind the clock a few years, and many Irish companies tended to work with only one or two big public cloud providers, the likes of Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure perhaps. They had all their cloud activities hosted by just one provider. But then time passed. The market ...