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Effective multi-cloud storage strategies and management techniques

Last updated:February 2019

Editor's note

Multi-cloud storage has a range of advantages. It enables businesses to mix and match services from different cloud providers and pick the one that best fits the needs of a particular use case or workload. In addition to avoiding vendor lock-in, a multi-cloud approach can increase the number of storage services available, cut costs, enhance performance and expand backup and security capabilities.

Multi-cloud deployments have their advantages, but they're also complex and challenging to manage and maintain. This guide provides insight into where to focus as you get started. It also delves into areas, such as cost control, data migration, edge computing and data protection, that pose unique multi-cloud storage challenges.

1Get going with multi-cloud storage

Are you ready to launch a multi-cloud storage strategy? Find out what to consider, the questions to ask and who to ask. Also, learn the steps involved in constructing a unified data security strategy for a multi-cloud environment and what the experts say regarding the outlook for multi-cloud adoption.

2Multi-cloud management strategies that work

Multi-cloud storage poses numerous challenges. Our guide takes a look at several of them, including cost management strategies to squeeze the most value out of your multi-cloud approach. Want to know how to cope with data migration challenges? We've got you covered, along with how to deal with the complexities of multi-cloud and edge computing and how to back up all that multi-cloud data.

3Multi-cloud products and tools

As IT sends data across multiple clouds, vendors are stepping up with a range of features and capabilities that facilitate multi-cloud storage. Take a look at some of the most recent product rollouts targeted at helping enterprises take advantage of the flexibility a multi-cloud architecture provides.

4Multi-cloud terms to know

Here are some terms that will help you fully understand multi-cloud discussions. From multi-cloud strategy to hyper-hybrid cloud, we've got the definitions and background information you need.

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