Enterprises in virtually every industry are transforming their IT organizations to help them accelerate innovation, expand market reach and drive IT costs down—all while unlocking investment capital that was previously tied up in costly data centers.

The use of cloud computing requires that a company fully understand the business impact to giving up some control of the infrastructure in exchange for the cost efficiencies. Questions such as “who owns my data?”, “what controls are in place to prevent unauthorized access or distribution?, or what happens if I need to bring the data back in-house?”.

Team Premier Federal can assist you in deciding where and if cloud services make sense for your operations, and work with you in determining which provider is best for your environment. Rarely is there a ‘one size fits all’ solution, and our vendor-agnostic engineering-led approach uniquely enables us to objectively evaluate and recommend solutions – whether that means fully on-premise (private), fully cloud-based (public), or a hybrid approach for something in-between.

Framework for a successful multi-cloud strategy

Today’s applications know no boundaries and distribution across on-premise and public cloud environments is the norm. Premier Federal enables organizations to take the best of both environments and make them work as one with Public, Private, or Hybrid cloud architectures engineered with the industry leading public cloud providers: AWS, Micsoft Azure, and IBMCloud.

Main drivers of multi-cloud

As enterprises move to the cloud, their strategy of choice is multi-cloud. The vast majority of organizations already use multiple clouds, typically combining multiple public cloud providers along with private clouds or cloud-enabled virtualized environments. The use of multiple clouds is both an intentional strategy and the inevitable result of the nature of early cloud adoption.

There are a variety of reasons enterprises are choosing a portfolio of clouds, including:

  • Operate anywhere: Enterprises need to leverage public, private, or hybrid clouds that span all of the geographies where they operate and enable expansion to new locations around the globe.
  • Leverage existing investments: IT teams want to leverage existing data center and infrastructure investments by creating multi-cloud services.
  • Optimize costs: Companies like to choose the right cloud for each application to optimize costs and ROI.
  • Access unique capabilities: Each cloud provider offers unique capabilities including special security options, data services and compliance features that may be required by particular applications.
  • Create resilient architectures: By taking advantage of clouds in a variety of geographies or from different cloud providers, enterprises can create architectures that ensure their applications stay up despite outages in a particular data center or cloud provider.
  • Maintain vendor leverage: Enterprises want to maintain the capability to move workloads between clouds so they can negotiate the best financial terms possible with their cloud providers.
  • Future-proof your cloud strategy: As the cloud market continues to evolve, companies want the flexibility to respond to shifts in the market by adding or changing cloud providers.

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