Companies still see a move to multi-cloud environments as one of their most important business goals. This is evidenced by a recent survey of data center and co-location provider Equinix, among customers in the US, EMEA and APAC regions.

According to the research results, many of the companies surveyed have great ambitions when it comes to using multi-cloud environments for their business applications. However, only 20 percent actually indicate that they are taking targeted steps to achieve this.

Approximately three-quarters, 70 percent, indicate that they want to take this step. Two thirds of these companies even indicate that they want to do this within a year. However, just over half, 49 percent, of these positive business users indicate that they still see security as a problem for multi-cloud adoption.

However, a complete switch to the multi-cloud is not yet entirely self-evident, the Equinix experts conclude. Of the companies that are now actually rolling out their IT and application landscape to multi-cloud environments, approximately 17 percent say they will focus solely on this. According to the research, deployments to hybrid cloud environments are more normal. Of the respondents who are moving to cloud, 34 percent already have a hybrid strategy in place.

Platform from Equinix

To make this all possible, Equinix delivers its bare metal automation platform Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric. This platform is based on the technology recently acquired by the data center provider through the acquisition of bare metal automation specialist Packet.

The platform supports hybrid and multi-cloud strategies with a global secure and dynamically connected distributed infrastructure and various digital ecosystems. This service enables customers to avoid the public Internet and connect directly to other edge environments. All this of course without a lot of cyber security risks.