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Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services are major competitors of each other, but that does not keep users awake. A combination of the two is a preferred strategy for those who embrace a multi-cold approach.

If it depends on the user, AWS and Azure are fully compatible. This is shown by a sample taken by network analysis specialist Kentik. ZDnet looked at the report. In November, Kentik consulted 310 company executives during the Re:Invent event. The analysis is therefore limited to the multi-client strategy of companies that are initially already part of AWS.

Multiple egg baskets

97 percent of those surveyed were effective AWS customers, of whom 35 percent were active Azure users. This does not mean that the Google Cloud is completely out of the question: 24 percent combines Google and Azure. Given the nature of the survey, there are no figures on the use of, for example, Microsoft Azure and the Google Cloud in tandem.

The survey also showed that managing the costs of multi-client environments is the biggest challenge. Security won’t get to second place until now.

Not representative, but typical

Although the research is not representative of the entire cloud landscape, it does provide a good insight into the reality of the multicold approach. It’s clearly appreciated. Companies do not see benefits in laying their eggs all in one basket. Lately, we have seen how the approach of large companies increasingly meets this multicold-reality. IBM, for example, is strongly committed to managing your multi-client environment, and wants nothing more than to do so. Other companies like VMWware make it easier than ever to migrate workloads between servers and server environments.

Multicloud is popular because it prevents vendor lock-in on the one hand, and on the other hand gives the user the opportunity to combine the strengths of different players.

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