Inarguably Covid-19 made enterprises realize how effective cloud platforms are in the event of a mega global crisis which not only enforced an unprecedented work from home model but at the same time cost reduction for the business became extremely vital without compromising on their strategic goals. Resultantly organizations which are amplifying their digital transformations today are expanding on their multi-cloud adoption.
What is a Multi Cloud?
- A multi-cloud signifies use of a medium to high range of SaaS cloud services that are provided by different cloud service providers.
- These cloud service providers are usually one of the industry leaders and hyper scalers like Google, Azure, Oracle, and AWS.
- In a multi-cloud setup while Enterprise chooses one primary Service Provider for large part of its investment and solution, it also selects niche business applications hosted on 3rd party cloud platforms as well.
Multi Cloud and Hybrid Cloud are interchangeable terms however Multi Cloud essentially is more relevant where Public Clouds are growing, whereas Hybrid Cloud is a combination of public and private clouds, on premise data centers.
Myths and Facts Around Multi Cloud
Let’s look at top 3 myths and notions about multi-cloud and examine the facts:
Myth No 1: Multi-Cloud is way costlier than a single cloud
Fact is multi cloud not only allows you to pick the best of the breed solutions but at a much lower cost than a single cloud and the reason is the increased competition at the backdrop among the providers. Infact Over-reliance on one provider can lead to higher costs in a long term due to upfront signed contracts.
Myth No 2: Multi-Cloud has high latency
Fact is many service providers are joining their hands to bring a seamless data transfer among their infrastructures. Oracle and Microsoft, for example, teamed up on Oracle Azure Interconnect to provide fast private data flow between OCI and Microsoft Azure. It is ensured that round-trip latency between the two is fast enough for any business requirements.
Myth No 3: Multi-Cloud is complex due to absence of integration methods
Fact is integration platforms today are bringing new features to make critical business data between any two clouds inter-operable. Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) has taken significant care in building adapters with Azure platform for example.
Oracle Integration Cloud – A proven choice for Multi Cloud
A multi-cloud environment needs a robust mechanism to connect any application and data source hosted on variety of public clouds to automate end-to-end processes and to enable a centralize management. Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) services offer broad array of integrations, prebuilt adapters, low-code customization, out of the box recipes that have helped many Oracle customers simplify their migration to the cloud while streamlining multi cloud operations.
Let’s look at few use cases how OIC can help in a multi cloud ecosystem:
Use Case 1: Oracle ERP Cloud (SaaS) needs to share data with SQL Server on Azure Cloud
OIC has out of the box adapters to connect to Azure SQL Server. Using OIC Agent on Azure Cloud this adapter can be configured to provide seamless data integration with Oracle SaaS.
Oracle Azure Interconnect will be leveraged to provide high performance.
Use Case 2: Oracle CX Cloud needs to be integrated with Service Now and SFDC
OIC has out of the box adapters to connect all the three Clouds – Oracle, Service Now and Salesforce. OIC can easily work on REST based integration.
Use Case 3: Oracle ERP Cloud to integrate with Azure Cloud and a custom application hosted on AWS.
OIC has REST Adapter to consume an Amazon Web Services (AWS) REST API by selecting the AWS Signature Version 4 security policy on the Connections page.
Multi-cloud is attaining momentum as industry needs high available business solutions and vendor independence. Customers who have selected Oracle ERP/SaaS have a resilient and a reliable option of Oracle Integration Cloud platform to overcome multi cloud challenges and to deliver innovations quickly.
Very Nice Article Gaurav.
Multi cloud allows companies to choose best features from each cloud vendor & avoid monopoly!!
As you rightly mentioned it increases the competition.