Why Use Multiple Clouds?

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Mark Carlson, KIOXIA; David Slik, NetApp; Gregory Touretsky, Seagate; Alex McDonald, Chair SNIA CSTI

About this talk

As storing data in the cloud has become ubiquitous and mature, many organizations have adopted a multi-cloud strategy. Eliminating dependence on a single cloud platform is quite a compelling case. But multi-cloud environments are not without challenges. Taking advantage of the benefits without increasing complexity requires a strategy that ensures applications are not tightly coupled to cloud-specific technologies. Supporting a storage abstraction layer that insulates the application from the underlying cloud provider's interfaces allows an application to be easily used with multiple clouds. It allows storage features specific to a cloud to be exposed in a standardized manner and enables data to be transparently accessed and migrated as needed in order to take advantage of cloud-specific features without the application being aware of the underlying mechanics, thus reducing or eliminating the limits and vulnerabilities of any one cloud. How, and why, to support a storage abstraction layer will be the focus of this live webcast where our experts will cover: • Risk mitigation of multiple clouds • Transparent movement of data from cloud to cloud • Political, regulatory and compliance considerations • Multi-cloud as part of a business continuity strategy • Exit cost reduction • Running work in parallel across clouds
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