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// EXPERT PROFILE //

A MULTI-CLOUD APPROACH HAS MANY ADVANTAGES . IT GIVES ORGANISATIONS THE FLEXIBILITY TO ACCESS VENDOR-SPECIFIC CAPABILITIES THEY WOULD OTHERWISE STRUGGLE TO OBTAIN .
Matt Nash , Cloud Manager , Pulsant
Poor tooling and scarce skills
IT leaders need innovative approaches so they can regain control . Overall loss of visibility often arises from the need to use several cloud tools , each specific to a vendor or deployment . This fractured view leaves IT departments unaware of the resources they use across their infrastructure .
In many organisations , it is now common for nobody to be confident about which cloud service is best for specific workloads and the additional costs they may rack up if they expand . Nobody is certain that if the business reaches the limits of resource capacity in one cloud , it has the architecture to auto-scale to meet those extra needs . These are critical pieces of insight . Having workloads in the most suitable environment is a definite requirement to optimise performance and cost , so too is the ability to expand cost-effectively .
Infrastructure sprawl , as organisations add capacity without a true strategy , increases security vulnerabilities and drops unexpected bills into IT inboxes , especially when it comes to the costs of data egress from the major cloud providers . It can also compromise
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