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The Surprising Secret To High-Performance Multicloud

As cloud computing becomes the preferred infrastructure choice for an exploding number of ‘cloud-first’ enterprises, many such companies are realizing that one cloud simply won’t do.

How many clouds are in your multicloud deployment?

How many clouds are in your multicloud deployment?

Welcome to the era of multicloud.

As its name would suggest, multicloud strategies begin with deployments in two public clouds, for example, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.

However, it doesn’t take long until a multicloud initiative becomes part of a broader, more complex hybrid IT effort, comprising not only multiple public clouds, but also on-premises infrastructure, private or hosted clouds, as well as numerous SaaS offerings like Salesforce and ServiceNow.

Among this multifaceted, heterogeneous multicloud landscape, one element is the linchpin that makes the whole thing run like a top – or keel over completely.

The Internet.

Read the entire article at https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonbloomberg/2018/06/25/the-surprising-secret-to-high-performance-multicloud/.

Intellyx publishes the Agile Digital Transformation Roadmap poster, advises companies on their digital transformation initiatives, and helps vendors communicate their agility stories. As of the time of writing, Microsoft, Riverbed Technology, ServiceNow, and ThousandEyes are Intellyx customers. None of the other organizations mentioned in this article are Intellyx customers. Image credit: Keenan Pepper.

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Jason Bloomberg is a leading IT industry analyst, Forbes contributor, keynote speaker, and globally recognized expert on multiple disruptive trends in enterprise technology and digital transformation. He is ranked #5 on Onalytica’s list of top Digital Transformation influencers for 2018 and #15 on Jax’s list of top DevOps influencers for 2017, the only person to appear on both lists.

As founder and president of Agile Digital Transformation analyst firm Intellyx, he advises, writes, and speaks on a diverse set of topics, including digital transformation, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, devops, big data/analytics, cybersecurity, blockchain/bitcoin/cryptocurrency, no-code/low-code platforms and tools, organizational transformation, internet of things, enterprise architecture, SD-WAN/SDX, mainframes, hybrid IT, and legacy transformation, among other topics.

Mr. Bloomberg’s articles in Forbes are often viewed by more than 100,000 readers. During his career, he has published over 1,200 articles (over 200 for Forbes alone), spoken at over 400 conferences and webinars, and he has been quoted in the press and blogosphere over 2,000 times.

Mr. Bloomberg is the author or coauthor of four books: The Agile Architecture Revolution (Wiley, 2013), Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (Wiley, 2006), XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996). His next book, Agile Digital Transformation, is due within the next year.

At SOA-focused industry analyst firm ZapThink from 2001 to 2013, Mr. Bloomberg created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011.

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting), and several software and web development positions.

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