Superclouds: The new way to rein in multi-cloud complexity

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Multi-cloud complexity is growing, and it's hobbling cloud performance and shrinking value. Enter superclouds—a layer of automation and abstraction that spans the cloud ecosystem and can help manage multi-cloud complexity.

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Superclouds: A new solution for managing multi-cloud complexity

As multi-cloud has become the de facto architecture for many companies, complexity has emerged as one of the biggest hurdles to cloud value. Enter the supercloud, which is an architectural pattern that creates an abstraction automation layer, logically, on top of the multi-cloud environment. Superclouds provide a single control panel that spans an organization’s cloud ecosystem. They can’t hide poor architecture, but they can help manage multi-cloud complexity and provide more cloud value.

By optimizing your cloud architecture by pushing as much redundancy as you can up into a single layer, we're able to solve a problem one time that's able to solve across different cloud providers.

As the chief cloud strategy officer for Deloitte Consulting LLP, David Linthicum is responsible for building innovative technologies that help clients operate more efficiently while delivering strategies that enable them to disrupt their markets.

Want more multi-cloud success? Here are some key strategies

Despite being the norm, multi-cloud environments are still complex and difficult to manage. Here are tips to help you untangle multi-cloud complexity and up your chances of long-term success.

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If you're worried about cloud spend, you're not alone. Increased complexity and costs can reduce ROI. However, understanding your needs, undertaking sound planning, and having realistic expectations can help calm your worries.

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