Originally posted on VMware Blogs by Lisa Young

Standardization in business is a simple concept. Create streamlined processes that can be applied across multiple situations to create efficiencies and economies. In the multi-cloud era, that practice is often easier said than accomplished. With enterprise workloads and applications spread across on-prem and diverse cloud providers, standardization can seem unattainable. 

Unmanageable Complexity 

With workloads spread across both cloud and on-prem infrastructure, enterprises are facing growing complexity.  

New Roles 

Employees are stepping up into new roles to manage these new models, observability engineers, site reliability engineers, platform operators, and more. 

Technology Continues to Expand 

The importance of security and governance continues to climb— and cost exponentially.  

However, as enterprises continue to grapple with the complex, multi-cloud architectures standardization is the only way out. Stephen Elliot, vice president, IDC, and Purnima Padmanabhan, senior vice president and general manager, VMware share, their insights into the challenges enterprise organizations face and what can be achieved by standardizing functions across clouds. 

Additional resources for you  

VMware Cross-Cloud services: Learn about our portfolio of services for building, running, managing, and securing applications across multiple clouds.  

VMware Research and Insights: Read the ebook to learn why enterprises find multi-cloud strategies critical for success.  

Jens Koegler

Jens Koegler is VMware's Healthcare Industry Director in EMEA. He is helping our healthcare customers develop and run modern applications to drive innovation and ensure better patient care through a digital foundation that includes data center, hybrid cloud, mobile, networking and security technologies. VMware plays a strategic role in the healthcare industry. Its leading innovations in enterprise software help ensure consistent patient care and reduce IT access time for healthcare professionals so they can spend more time with their patients. Jens plays a key role in helping customers understand how new applications, devices, the latest IT technologies and digital transformation are driving innovation in healthcare.