Multi-cloud is the default state of business technology today, either by accident or design. As cloud adoption rapidly proliferates, it is becoming clear for organizations that a simple “one cloud fits all” approach does not meet their business needs. Organizations are using a variety of IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS products to deliver cost-effective and flexible applications required for agile and innovative operations. At the same time, they are also likely to be running private cloud or/and on-premises infrastructures. According the Flexera 2021 State of the Cloud Report, 92% of enterprises have a multi-cloud strategy and 82% have a hybrid cloud strategy. From ensuring uptime and robustness to shifting workloads to capturing maximum efficiency, cost savings or avoiding vendor lock-in, there are a lot of good reasons for running your infrastructure across multiple clouds.
The multi-cloud world has evolved well beyond the initial promise of commodity cloud storage and compute power and enables a host of differentiated services. A multi-cloud ecosystem helps you achieve more by letting you move workloads between clouds to get the best of each cloud service without disruption.
From the perspective of data management specifically, multi-cloud strategies allow for adopting best-of-breed features and differentiators among the major cloud platforms. However, organizations face critical challenges in realizing the full potential of cloud analytics in a complex, multi-cloud world.
Moving to the cloud doesn’t solve the data management challenges of digital transformation, it amplifies them – exponentially. With exploding data volumes and new data types cropping up all the time, your company’s data is sprawled across on-premises systems as well as public and private clouds. This creates more data silos, making it increasingly difficult to connect, transform, manage, and sync all that disparate data, faster, to make it useful for your enterprise. With most organizations today working with multiple cloud service providers, they are facing common challenges around accessibility, integration, visibility, security, and data governance.
Furthermore, in larger data-driven organizations, there are often complex requirements for handling data. For example, there will sometimes be a need to deliver different subsets of the customer data to different teams:
And now imagine if the data of these different teams are located in different clouds. You can clearly realise the kind of complexity such a situation can gives rise to. In the new multi-cloud world, it is imperative for organizations to account for these considerations and include comprehensive data management as one of the critical foundational blocks in their architectures.
Take advantage of one of the most exciting innovations in Informatica’s history – the industry’s first Intelligent Data Management Cloud (IDMC), designed to help businesses innovate with their data on any platform, any cloud, multi-cloud, and multi-hybrid. This complete cloud-native and AI-powered platform is the critical missing piece for businesses to move from simply modernizing to truly transforming for a digital world. IDMC is the industry’s first and only cloud focused solely on data management. A true multi-cloud environment should provide a way to seamlessly manage, share, and collaborate with data. A multi-cloud data management platform can help organizations realize the benefits of working with multiple clouds without the complexity and risk.
The Intelligent Data Management Cloud is designed to help businesses efficiently handle the complex challenges of dispersed and fragmented data to truly innovate with their data on any platform, any cloud, multi-cloud and multi-hybrid. This is the industry’s first and most comprehensive, cloud-native, AI-powered, end-to-end data management platform. And with over 200 intelligent cloud services, you can catalog, ingest, integrate, prep, cleanse, master, and share all of your data, wherever it is, process it in any way you want, ensure it is trusted and democratized on a foundation of governance, while delivering intelligent insights with a 360-degree view of your business.
With Informatica’s Intelligent Data Management Cloud, all these services are available to you natively on a cloud-first, microservices-based, API-driven platform that’s both elastic and serverless. CLAIRE, our AI technology, is embedded in every service. We can bring data from any source, of any type, to serve any user anywhere – whether he or she is a business or technical user.
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