RESEARCH PAPER: Embracing Multi-Cloud Services

By Matt Kimball, Patrick Moorhead - November 30, 2022

Modern IT infrastructure is no longer restricted to just the servers, storage, and networking owned and operated by an enterprise. The rise of cloud services offers IT organizations the ability to deliver solutions tailored to the specific needs of their business. Some organizations will blend cloud services with traditional on-prem data centers and private clouds, while others may pursue a purely public-cloud-based infrastructure.

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Table Of Contents

  • The Evolving Multi-Cloud World
  • Overcoming The Challenges Of Multi-Cloud
  • Considerations For Deploying Multi-Cloud Services
  • Conclusion
  • Figure 1: Enterprise Adoption Of Two Or More Public Clouds
  • Figure 2: Tangible Benefit Of Multi-Cloud
  • Figure 3: Example Of Public Cloud Service Offerings

Companies Cited

  • AWS
  • Alibaba
  • Google
  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • Oracle
  • VMware
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Matt Kimball is a Moor Insights & Strategy senior datacenter analyst covering servers and storage. Matt’s 25 plus years of real-world experience in high tech spans from hardware to software as a product manager, product marketer, engineer and enterprise IT practitioner.  This experience has led to a firm conviction that the success of an offering lies, of course, in a profitable, unique and targeted offering, but most importantly in the ability to position and communicate it effectively to the target audience.

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Patrick founded the firm based on his real-world world technology experiences with the understanding of what he wasn’t getting from analysts and consultants. Ten years later, Patrick is ranked #1 among technology industry analysts in terms of “power” (ARInsights)  in “press citations” (Apollo Research). Moorhead is a contributor at Forbes and frequently appears on CNBC. He is a broad-based analyst covering a wide variety of topics including the cloud, enterprise SaaS, collaboration, client computing, and semiconductors. He has 30 years of experience including 15 years of executive experience at high tech companies (NCR, AT&T, Compaq, now HP, and AMD) leading strategy, product management, product marketing, and corporate marketing, including three industry board appointments.