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Around 84 per cent of enterprises describe their IT infrastructure as ‘multi-cloud’ (RightScale 2019) and 90 per cent of companies have some part of their applications or infrastructure in the cloud (IDC 2018). But why? What is the goal of utilising multiple cloud providers and how should it be done? Jason Walsh reports

They always said don’t keep all of your eggs in one basket. After all, we all know that disaster can strike, and losing the ability to perform computational tasks is nothing short of a disaster — one that can severely damage a business. But you don’t keep your data or computational eggs in one, do you? You have a hybrid strategy with some applications and data in the public cloud, some in a private cloud environment or data centre and some on-premise, right?

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