Originally posted on VMware Blogs by Samantha Reid
The enterprise IT stack has become more expansive, heterogenous and, some might argue, more complicated than ever.
Seventy-three percent of enterprises leverage multiple public clouds today.1 And for good reason: multi-cloud organizations are diversified. They’re more agile, less tied to a single environment or cloud service provider, and free to experiment and innovate, even at the Edge.
Multi-cloud is not without its unique challenges. There’s a business need to modernize enterprise applications while simultaneously building new, cloud-native apps and services. That need oftentimes opposes the groups—developers, IT ops, InfoSec—responsible for making it all happen. Each team has its own charter, responsibilities, and risk thresholds in addition to preferred platforms and processes.
Meeting the needs of all stakeholders can mean a complex organizational infrastructure that slows down development at the expense of innovation or, conversely, risks security in support of quicker releases.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
VMware Cross-Cloud™ Services is a first-of-its-kind architecture that unifies cloud infrastructure, development, and operations across all environments. We’ve channeled the challenges of multi-cloud into a portfolio of cross-cloud SaaS solutions that abstract the key complexities of running, managing, and securing apps and workloads across multiple public clouds, private data centers, and edge environments. By abstracting and unifying the key components of cloud infrastructure and operations delivered by all public cloud providers, customers can focus less on managing disparate cloud infrastructure and more on the unique value-added services each CSP provides.
It’s everything good about a multi-cloud strategy without all the rest. Everyone is doing multi-cloud, but Cross-Cloud services enable companies to leverage their own unique portfolio of cross-cloud services to maximize their potential.