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According to Big Blue’s research, organizations are increasingly choosing to use multiple cloud solutions (multicold). 85 percent of the respondents said that this place of choosing a single provider was the right one.

According to IBM’s research, the use of multiple clouds within companies is growing, writes IT Pro. In addition, the vast majority of multicold environments are found to exist in multiple hybrid cloud environments of private and public clouds.

The survey shows that 76 percent of companies indicate that they use between two and fifteen hybrid cloud environments. However, these are only the clouds that IT managers know about. There is also the problem of shadow IT, where services are used without the consent or knowledge of the IT department.

No strategy

Big Blue also expects that the number of companies that have multiple clouds company will grow significantly. In three years’ time, this number is expected to reach 98%.

Interestingly, only 41 percent of companies that use multiple clouds also have an active multicloud strategy. That means they manage multiple clouds without a real plan, while adding more services.

This can lead to security and compliance issues. However, various organisations are taking action. According to IBM, just under half of the respondents are working on setting up a formal multi-client architecture to enable more unified management of cloud services.

Use of tools is growing

Currently, few formal procedures and tools are used to manage multi cloud environments, but according to the researchers, this number is increasing. Configuration management tools and multi-cloud management platforms are becoming increasingly popular in enterprise environments.

The tools and platforms are used by large corporate companies as a way to orchestrate workloads and fully embrace the benefits of multiple clouds.

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