Multi-cloud solutions are becoming the norm for enterprises. Many businesses are moving to hybrid and multi-cloud architectures and deployments, using multiple public and hybrid Cloud Service Providers (CSPs). This approach has many benefits from competitive pricing, increased flexibility, agility and less vendor lock-in. Enterprise IT leaders looking at multi-cloud should focus on ensuring resiliency in their digital infrastructure and maintaining business continuity.
Operating and managing an environment with multiple CSPs and vendors does bring specific challenges. To succeed in a multi-cloud world, enterprise IT leaders must work with vendors and providers who understand their challenges and provide solutions that mitigate them.
This is what Colt, Oracle and AWS aim to do with their high availability and data protection multi-cloud architecture. Here are three ways this architecture alleviates some of the challenges that IT leaders face when it comes to the multi-cloud:
- Data protection: Having your applications and data live in multiple locations and accessed in many ways can mean that cybersecurity can be increasingly challenging. Not only do stringent regulatory and data protection requirements need meeting, but the cybersecurity and recovery processes must keep up with the pace of multi-cloud evolution. This architecture has Oracle’s object storage, which means you can safely and securely store and then retrieve data directly from the internet or from within the cloud platform without degradation in performance. AWS offers virtual private clouds, and Colt also provides both public and private connectivity to the cloud to give you peace of mind regarding your data.
- Providing high availability: Availability is a crucial component in cloud computing to ensure the infrastructure can function even if a component fails. If availability is poor, your business may be unable to access its data or applications, resulting in revenue loss and poor customer and employee experience. Oracle Data Guard ensures high availability for mission-critical application data in this architecture. Deploying a local standby database ensures high availability in the event of local failure and during planned maintenance. Standby databases across cloud providers ensure disaster recovery, higher resiliency, and simplify data migration.
- Ease of service: When handling multiple CSPs and vendors, ease of use is a must for multi-cloud. Colt On Demand cloud connectivity can benefit enterprises, offering a portal-based, real-time, self-provisioning and flexible experience over a best-in-class network infrastructure. In this architecture, you can self-service through Colt, and Colt takes care of the OCI and AWS interconnection points.
So if you’re looking at multi-cloud solutions, consider one that provides data protection, high availability and ease of provisioning. Discover more about what this setup can do for you and check out Oracle’s architecture guide here: https://docs.oracle.com/en/solutions/multicloud-failover-oci-aws-colt/.
John Armenarkas, Director, SaaS Partners and Kevin Annies, Senior Sales Engineer at Colt Technology Services