Numerous large enterprises are dedicated to the public cloud. However, they may just be getting started with data management efforts in multi-cloud environments.

In the midst of digital transformation, IT enterprises have a number of different mandates these days. A big one is moving its cloud operations to the next stage, which is multi-cloud. This leverages data in a better way – both internal and from external sources – for operations, product development, marketing, and customer service. All of these mandates are imperative for building a modern firm that is as fast and efficient as employees and customers expect. However, putting the two together is still a growing discipline that not every enterprise has mastered.

The top of the agenda is to master that discipline. More than two-thirds of enterprises are developing or implementing strategies to deal with the new multi-cloud reality, according to research conducted by the Evaluator Group, which was titled Trends in Multi-cloud Data Management.

The appeal of multi-cloud is immense. It helps firms avoid getting locked in with just one big cloud provider. It offers a Cloud Data Backup plan for operations if one provider has an outage. In addition, it offers you leverage and options when it comes to pricing.

Krista Macomber, the report author and senior analyst, state that multi-cloud is becoming the norm as firms look to work with multiple providers for pricing leverage and business continuity. This means that their data and applications need to be portable across a number of public cloud environments, while also be interoperable with on-premises private clouds.