IDC Multicloud Benelux 2021
In 2021, the cloud market is becoming more specialised, and industry clouds are emerging to help customers in regulated industries to utilise cloud in a compliant way. The future of the digital platform has cloud as its design point and operating model, and customers are building out their hybrid and multicloud architectures. IT organizations need to handle multilayer business applications in complex multicloud operations as well as dynamic cloud-native applications on the same digital platform. Key challenges are cost management, data management, security, performance and management across multiple clouds. To deal with these challenges successfully, IT organisations should look not only at the technology evolution and select the right cloud providers, cloud operating model, and target architecture, but also at the development of skills and the cultural change that follow the change in technology platform.