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Setting a tempo for multicloud management

Operating in a multicloud environment is a reality for most enterprise functions today, though too often it happens in silos. Instead of ignoring or attempting to stifle organizational forays onto multiple clouds, IT needs to get better at facilitating, orchestrating and optimizing enterprise multicloud footing. Enterprises that assemble harmonized multicloud platforms now can position themselves for greater competitive advantage and lower costs. But it won’t be easy. Here, we provide a field guide outlining challenges, benefits and a clear path to successful multicloud management.

Featured findings

98% of surveyed organizations plan to use multiple hybrid clouds within three years.
Two-thirds of surveyed organizations say an actively-managed multicloud environment is crucial to reduce operating costs.
58% of organizations report that independent cloud adoption by business units has already created a de facto multicloud environment.

About the authors

Steve Cowley

Steve Cowley
General Manager,
IBM Cloud

Lynn Kesterson-Townes

Lynn Kesterson-Townes
Global Cloud Leader,
IBM Institute for Business Value

Arvind Krishna

Arvind Krishna
Senior Vice President,
Hybrid Cloud and Director of Research at IBM.

Sangita Singh

Sangita Singh
General Manager,
Global Cloud Consulting Services,
IBM Global Business Services

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