At Scaleway, we believe in the power of the multi cloud.
Through this White Paper, we would like to share our vision of the “single cloud” set up with you (this lie that has been built up over the last ten years), the importance for companies and start-ups of shifting to a multi-cloud strategy, and the benefits it can bring you in the short, medium and long term.
INTRODUCTION OF THE WHITE PAPER
The cloud has evolved a great deal over the last decade, and the once binary choice of “on premise, using self-managed servers” versus “public cloud with servers managed by a dedicated provider” has become far more complex.
Nowadays, we talk about Serverless vs Containers, Storage vs Virtual machines, PaaS vs IaaS. There are so many options out there to let you make the best choice depending on your needs.
However, in this ecosystem that’s brimming with choice, there’s still a common misconception that exists - that a single cloud provider can meet all your needs.
And yet, sooner or later, this hyper-dependence fostered by the cloud giants will have significant consequences in terms of strategy. For instance, choosing a single cloud provider is rooted in tense geopolitics, extraterritorial laws, and regional requirements for data, which can all threaten your company. Generally speaking, diversifying your choice of provider is the best way to limit the risks and negative impact on your company. Continued hyper-dependence will cause your evolution and innovation to stall, while your clients will keep asking for more control over the sovereignty of their data.
Your in-house developer teams, on the other hand, are looking for more freedom - freedom of choice, freedom to act, freedom to make decisions. The multi cloud, in many ways, is the right way to give them that freedom. Building an infrastructure that meets your needs, by promoting the added value of the product, rather than the provider, will have a positive impact on:
- Your business (invoicing, vision, innovation)
- Your teams (motivation, velocity, commitment, recruitment)
- Your end users (availability, data sovereignty)
Open standards and open source pave the way for the multi cloud. And, at Scaleway, the leading alternative multi-cloud provider, we are convinced that we are only at the beginning of the adventure.
To continue reading, please download the white paper