Multi-cloud refers to the use of multiple cloud computing services in a single heterogeneous architecture. This means, an enterprise uses separate cloud providers for infrastructure (IaaS) and software (SaaS) services, or use multiple infrastructure (IaaS) providers to increase security and decrease risk.
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OPTIMIZING YOUR CLOUD SOLUTIONS
A multi-cloud strategy is the use of two or more cloud computing services. While a multi-cloud deployment can refer to any implementation of multiple software as a service (SaaS) or platform as a service (PaaS) cloud offerings, today, it generally refers to a mix of public infrastructure as a service (IaaS) environments, such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.
COMBINING CLOUD SERVICES, TO TAKE FULL CONTROL
A multi-cloud strategy also offers the ability to select different cloud services or features from different providers. This is helpful, since some cloud environments are better suited than others for a particular task.
Multi-cloud computing vs. hybrid cloud computing
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In general, hybrid cloud refers to a cloud computing environment that uses a mix of an on-premises, private cloud and a third-party, public cloud, with orchestration between the two. An enterprise often adopts hybrid cloud to achieve a specific task, such as the ability to run workloads in house, and then burst into the public cloud when compute demands spike.
Multi-cloud computing, as noted above, commonly refers to the use of multiple public cloud providers, and is more of a general approach to managing and paying for cloud services in the way that seems best for a given organization.
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