Multi-cloud, the next State of Enterprise Computing

17th June 2020

Cloud infrastructure has dominated the last decade of enterprise computing. However, Cloud’s success has left unintended and intended consequences in its wake. Cloud companies strive to collect data, and for the last few years, it has been no secret that the valuation of these companies is mainly dependent on the amount of data they exert control over. One only needs to look at the market cap of the top companies in the world or valuations assigned in the venture capital space over the last few years.

As with most things that achieve dominance to the chagrin of a significant portion of the rest of the ecosystem, the pendulum eventually starts to swing back in the other direction. The European Union has been leading this effort for as long as Cloud dominance has been in play. The GDPR Regulatory framework was initially proposed as an economic imperative back in 2012, Long before the widespread concern about data ownership became an issue for every CIO.

Data collection occurs on the ground, which is the polar opposite of what it means to be in the Cloud. As a result, the emerging architecture to support self-sovereign control for organizations over their data will be led by a combination of on-premise data centers, with scaling ability into multiple clouds.

We welcome the emergence of the multi-cloud era, as it is in line with the design principles of our datatrust architecture established in 2018.