This article was written by Luc Hendrikx, CEO of CIONET International. It is based on a discussion during a exclusive online lunch with Belgian Digital Leaders on May 27th. This event was organised by CIONET with the support of Dell and VMware.
Multi-cloud has become the "master-key for driving digital innovation at the speed of business". According to a recent study by Dell and VMware, 93% of organisations are already working across multiple clouds. Our panel confirms that working in a multi-cloud environment is the new normal.
Multi-cloud is often a consequence rather than a conscious choice. A new business opportunity and the ability to implement it at speed convinces organisations to start using an additional cloud that they hadn't used before. Cost reduction or the desire to reduce the vendor lock-in risks through portable applications are not considered to be the main drivers for a multi-cloud strategy.
To succeed in their multi-cloud transformation, our panellists are focussed on addressing the following key challenges in the near future:
Successful multi-cloud transformations turn out to be less about technology and more about adopting new capabilities including People and Process.
I would like to thank our panellists for the constructive discussion, their insights and the great learnings. During this executive lunch, our panel consisted of: