Enterprise tips for managing the multicloud (free PDF)

More companies than ever are using multiple cloud providers to deploy their applications. 

A recent TechRepublic Premium poll shows that 81% of respondents use or plan to use services from multiple cloud vendors in the next 12 months. In F5’s 2020 State of Application Services Report, nearly a third of respondents reported that more half of their applications will be in the cloud by the end of 2020.

While taking a multicloud approach offers plenty of advantages, if organizations lack a management strategy those perceived advantages could evolve into challenging obstacles.

In this special report, TechRepublic and ZDNet journalists investigate how multiple cloud providers can be managed to an organisation’s best advantage. 

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Special Report: Managing the Multicloud (free PDF)

More companies than ever are

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General Dynamics Information Technology Awarded $241 Million Multi-Cloud Contract by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

General Dynamics Information Technology Awarded $241 Million Multi-Cloud Contract by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

General Dynamics Information Technology Awarded $241 Million Multi-Cloud Contract by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

GDIT selected to evolve one of the largest public clouds in the federal government

PR Newswire

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Nov. 25, 2020

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Nov. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), announced today it has been awarded a new contract by the Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide cloud services and software tools. The Cloud Products and Tool (CPT) task order holds a total estimated value of $241 million, on a one-year base period with three one-year options.

GDIT will procure cloud services and implement a mature multi-cloud environment designed to deliver critical healthcare services to tens of

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Rackspace Technology Charges The Hill On Security In A Multicloud World

Recently Rackspace Technology held its analyst day to showcase its new strategy and product offerings. Having followed Rackspace for many years, I can attest that the company never wavers in its commitment to customer satisfaction. Additionally, Rackspace leverages technology to solve actual business problems rather than just technology for the sake of technology. Rackspace’s customer-focused approach, or what it calls its “fanatical customer experience,” is a significant differentiator that sets the company apart from most managed service providers (MSP).

One key area of Rackspace’s strategy is integrating solutions and processes to leverage consulting services for design/build, optimization, management and ongoing advisory to support infrastructure and applications. Thankfully, Rackspace is approaching security as a feature and not as an afterthought. In a multicloud world, full spectrum security is the most important aspect of keeping customers’ data, applications, and infrastructure protected.

Rackspace has mastered the delivery of

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Macquarie Bank keeps options open with a multi-cloud tech stack

Macquarie Bank has its sights set on operating 100% in the cloud by the end of March 2022, and it is nearly three quarters of the way there.

“We utilise multiple software-as-a-service platforms (SaaS) but for infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS), we run a multi-cloud architecture for resiliency, technology, and competition reasons,” Macquarie Banking and Financial Services CIO Richard Heeley told ZDNet.

“By running multi-cloud for all IaaS and PaaS, we are always able to have choice in our technology stack. This means better outcomes for our customers.”

The bank’s migration to Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform started in 2016 and involved rebuilding its tech stack from scratch.

“We do not use ‘lift and shift’, and so each of our applications is re-designed to make use of cloud native technology,” Heeley said. “The most obvious example of this is that we reduce all of our applications to a

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Companies in Asia-Pacific region were early to multicloud strategy

  • Companies are increasingly pursuing the strategy of using more than one cloud provider, but it’s an area where businesses in Asia have had a head start, according to analysts and executives who participated in Business Insider’s recent roundtable.
  • Using multiple clouds can give customers access to different services and help them avoid getting locked into one cloud.
  • “In Asia, many of the best companies have a multicloud strategy, and that’s because they service different markets in Asia,” Cloudflare Chief Operating Officer and cofounder Michelle Zatlyn said.
  • While firms in Asia adopted that mode out of necessity, she said, it’s now becoming the prevailing strategy in the US and Europe as well.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Companies are increasingly pursuing the strategy of using more than one cloud provider, but it’s an area where businesses in Asia have had a head start.

Using multiple clouds can give customers

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