According to e-ChannelNews, 85 percent of organizations in the U.S. and Canada employ a multi-cloud strategy. I recently had the pleasure of talking to Paolo Del Nibletto about the issues facing IT service providers in a multi-cloud world.
Take a ten-minute coffee break (or kombucha break, if you’re in California), and listen here:
The challenge for many channel companies today is moving the customer’s data from one cloud provider to another. “Support for” multi-cloud is necessary but not sufficient. With retention policies set for as many as ten years, customers really need mobility, and you, their service provider, need the flexibility to give it to them.
The most common example is cost. If a customer finds the cost of their growing cloud data archive painful, you need to find a more cost-effective option. But then you need to orchestrate a potentially massive migration without any downtime or retrievability problems. Another example is a cloud provider with a better match for the customer’s protection or security level.
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