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Can You Use Multiple Cloud Providers?

Is your organization moving to the cloud? Is it already on the cloud, but you’re wondering if it can incorporate two (or more) public cloud providers to make your application more resilient?

Either way, the short answer is yes you can!

But how and why you might do that is another issue entirely. If you want more insight about using multiple cloud providers, this blog is for you!

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How Do Multiple Cloud Providers Work?

When migrating your application to the public cloud, there are numerous considerations.

First, you must consider the application’s current architecture. For instance, are you moving a legacy application with older components to the cloud? Here are some things you will need to consider:

  • Does the application have data governance or regulatory requirements?
  • Where are the users and how do they access the application?
  • Is the application mission critical?
  • How much does downtime cost?

When we help clients decide where to migrate an application, these are some of the questions we ask. We guide you through cloud- and application-specific considerations. Capabilities and best practices change all the time, and keeping up with them is our job. We couple our experience, training, and expertise with your requirements to present options and recommendations.

We work with public cloud providers, including the big guys like Amazon, Microsoft, and Google. We also work with several private label options that are sometimes a better fit for an application. These can include data privacy, geographic requirements, regulatory concerns, or application compatibility.

We then present you with options and discuss the pro/con of each one. At the end, you’re informed, have options, and will likely enjoy capabilities and features that most people miss when migrating in-house.

We use multiple cloud providers and set up your cloud environment in such a way that it will be relatively seamless integration with your existing IT architecture. Your application can be spread over multiple public cloud providers.

Why Using Multiple Cloud Vendors Helps

At first, using multiple cloud vendors might sound like overkill. We assure you that it isn’t, especially under specific circumstance. Doing so provides four major benefits:

  1. Maximizes your application uptime

Using multiple cloud providers can ensure that your application uptime won’t be affected by a provider outage. Balancing your application across multiple locations ensures that there if one location is compromised, your application can continue to service its customers.

Using multiple cloud providers avoids this issue and mitigates that risk effectively.

  1. Avoids vendor lock in

By architecting your application using open standards—and balancing across multiple public cloud providers—you avoid being at the whim of a provider that increases pricing or changes features in a way that doesn’t suit you and your organization.

  1. Saves on overall costs

Using multiple cloud providers can actually lower your cloud bills if you are able to place parts of the application that need to be responsive closer to the end users. In many instances, this reduces bandwidth charges as data moves in and out of the cloud.

  1. Improves application performance

By leveraging the strong suits of each provider, you’re often able to optimize performance of your application. This occurs in two ways:

First, it may geographically position parts of the application closer to your users. Second, it may leverage services that one provider performs better than another.

In Summary

Using multiple cloud providers isn’t just a smart decision, it’s incredibly commonsense. Not only do you get to take advantage of managing your application better, you can cut costs, increase your security, and ensure your application’s uptime. You also ensure that you get the best overall value for your cloud solution.

Hypershift is a consulting organization focused on SaaS, subscription software, and cloud technologies. We help organizations navigate their shift toward subscription software models. Our mission is to ensure best-in-class security, support, and management to optimize enterprise-level cloud strategies.