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The next phase in multi-cloud convergence

Capacity’s Natalie Bannerman explores the world of multi-cloud, questioning what’s next for the space and the evolution of the trend. WWT's Dave Locke offers his insights.

June 24, 2020 1 minute read

by Natalie Bannerman

In its 2017 report FutureScape: Worldwide Cloud 2017 Predictions, IDC forecast that more than 85% of enterprises would commit to multi-cloud architectures. Now in 2020, that it clearly the new norm. 

Three years on, Capacity explores what's next in the world of multi-cloud convergence and how the demands have changed.

The most obvious question posed is will the trend of multi-cloud architectures mature further, or have we reached the peak?

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Another key demand, unsurprisingly, is cost. However, it is far from the last demand, according to from Dave Locke, chief technology advisor of EMEA at WWT.

“Cost has been a key driver of multi-cloud adoption from the start, and cost reduction remains a key demand we see from enterprise customers.”

“Businesses have seen processes that can be done more efficiently in the cloud or looked at applications and abilities they would like to adopt that reside mostly in the cloud such as AI and machine learning,” continues Locke.

“This need for new technologies to stay competitive, produce the best products, and decrease time to market, has been a key demand from enterprise.”

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