Start counting off multi-cloud benefits and you soon run out of fingers:
- Avoid vendor lock-in
- Match the right tool for the job
- Democratized access to stakeholders
- Balance performance and cost
Of course, there’s always a catch. For multi-clouds, one of the big gotchas is complexity. A recent MIT Technology Review/VMware study (pdf) found that 57 percent of the senior IT managers surveyed report technical and skills challenges were "critical learnings" from their multi-cloud implementations. This was topped only by security (62 percent) and integrating legacy systems (59 percent). Mark Baker reports on the study on Computer Business Review.