The term multi-cloud refers to the use of more than one cloud provider. Whilst concentrating on one cloud provider might give you volume discounts, multi-cloud offers excellent benefits.
- You can choose best-of-breed services. For example, you can use OCR (Optical Character Recognition) from Azure and Image to Text AI from AWS, whichever suits your needs best.
- Avoid a single point of failure by making your service redundant by putting it into two cloud providers.
- Avoid cloud vendor lock-in.
The cons are also there.
- The complexity of managing two vendors instead of one
- No volume discounts equal higher costs
- No centralized control and monitoring
Modern integration platform like Frends solves the third challenge. With Frends, you can deploy integration execution units called Agents to every cloud platform. Frends low-code visualizes the processes, and you can run them across multiple cloud platforms with single and centralized development, control and monitoring.