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6 Signs You Need A Multi-Cloud Strategy

Enterprises adopt more than one type of cloud for a number of reasons, including security, shadow IT, and the varying degrees of support from providers. Here are 6 signs that your organization may need to jump into multi-cloud computing.
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Finding Speed By Shortening Distance

Who's your closest, high-speed cloud service provider? Once an application is running in the cloud, it will experience the latencies imposed by distance between the cloud server and end-users of that application. If you're relying on the internet for your connection, the number of internet segments may each add a bit more latency as messages make their multiple hops over the network. Cloud providers are not able to build data centers close to every metropolitan area, and for the most part, they don't need to. But if you have a latency-sensitive application, then you may want to put it in a cloud center that's close to you or one associated with your existing telecom provider who can provide a high speed direct link. 
Or you may seek one who's available through a high speed data center hub near your location, such as Equinix Cloud Exchange or Digital Realty Trust's Service Exchange. 
(Image: cofotoisme/iStockphoto)

Finding Speed By Shortening Distance

Who's your closest, high-speed cloud service provider? Once an application is running in the cloud, it will experience the latencies imposed by distance between the cloud server and end-users of that application. If you're relying on the internet for your connection, the number of internet segments may each add a bit more latency as messages make their multiple hops over the network. Cloud providers are not able to build data centers close to every metropolitan area, and for the most part, they don't need to. But if you have a latency-sensitive application, then you may want to put it in a cloud center that's close to you or one associated with your existing telecom provider who can provide a high speed direct link.

Or you may seek one who's available through a high speed data center hub near your location, such as Equinix Cloud Exchange or Digital Realty Trust's Service Exchange.

(Image: cofotoisme/iStockphoto)

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