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ISVs can achieve Greater Flexibility & Mitigate Risk with an Azure Multicloud Strategy

by Spanish Point - Nov 3, 2022

The cloud is almost synonymous with the delivery of services and software. It can
bring many benefits in terms of delivery, uptime, speed and global presence and connectivity, especially for software vendors such as ISVs.

Multicloud computing refers to the use of multiple cloud computing services from more than one cloud provider, in a heterogeneous environment. This can provide ISVs with a strategy that provides greater flexibility, and mitigates risk.

An example of multicloud is when you deploy your application on both Azure and GCP, hosting your application on both cloud providers. A hybrid cloud solution would mean having your application hosted on-premises and spanning to, for example, Microsoft Azure for extra capacity or availability.

Hybrid and multicloud motivations

As Azure is a true enterprise-grade cloud provider, it supports ISV business objectives across public, hybrid, and multicloud environments.

There are many valid reasons for ISVs to choose to distribute their digital estate across hybrid and multicloud environments. Some common business drivers include:

  • To minimise or avoid single cloud provider lock-in;
  • Business units, subsidiaries, or acquired companies have already adopted different cloud platforms;
  • Different cloud providers may have regulatory and data sovereignty requirements in different geopolitical regions;
  • Improve business continuity and disaster recovery by duplicating workloads across two cloud providers;
  • Maximize performance by running applications close to user locations, which may require hybrid or multicloud adoption;
  • Enable easy migration for some data platforms or industry-specific applications by adopting multicloud strategies.

Do some of these factors apply to your organisation? Join our upcoming webinar to learn how you can leverage Azure to build a winning multicloud strategy.