Originally posted on VMware Blogs by Yadin Porter de León

Enterprise and mid-size businesses have been adopting multi-cloud architecture at a record pace–with more than 73% of enterprises surveyed by VMware revealing their workloads are distributed across multiple clouds.1 Multi-cloud adoption is often intentional, but companies still may find themselves managing multiple clouds without an overarching strategy.

Watch VMware CTO Kit Colbert discuss the complexity of multi-cloud environments with Snowflake’s Head of Strategic Partnerships Peter MacDonald, and see how both companies have addressed these challenges for their customers with cross-cloud architecture.

The phenomenon of multiple cloud providers across an organization can arise from workload demand, department preferences, or legacy agreements from acquisitions or mergers; either way organizations must face the complexities and costs of inconsistent adoption. VMware and Snowflake are building cross-cloud solutions to help companies overcome these obstacles and streamline their operations in the multi-cloud era.  

“It’s [about providing] that seamless access and experience for the customer, irrespective of the major public clouds or what data is on what cloud.”

– Peter MacDonald, head of strategic partnerships, Snowflake

As always, Snowflake is data focused, removing silos and allowing data to move easily across clouds to enable analysis and insights, all while maintaining governance. VMware supports computing, consistency and cloud management–helping operators gain visibility, control costs and secure their infrastructure. Both use cross-cloud architectures to enable data to flow seamlessly across business units and ecosystems, allowing companies to achieve their multi-cloud goals without restrictions.