The enterprise rush to embrace multicloud and hybrid cloud has not slowed over the past several years and, indeed, has only accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic as organizations rushed to leverage cloud services to adapt to their suddenly highly distributed IT environments, with most of their employees working remotely. And they’re sticking with this, given that the dramatic shift to a hybrid workforce seems for many to be permanent.
A mutlicloud strategy can bring myriad benefits to an enterprise, from greater flexibility and agility to avoiding being locked into a single cloud provider, allowing organizations to choose the right cloud for a particular workload and protecting itself if a cloud service goes down. However, it can also add its share of complexity and according to Prosimo, a key to ensuring application performance in such a distributed environment is a simplified multicloud networking setup.
Prosimo was founded in 2019 with this belief in mind, one that has only been reinforced by research the company has done. In a study released earlier this month, the company found that enterprises continue to see multicloud as a critical computing model going forward, with 62 percent of more than 400 IT leaders surveyed saying they have plans for a mature multicloud environment within two years. About 91 percent said they’d get there after two years.
One area that’s slowing down adoption is the lack of a comprehensive multicloud networking strategy, according…