Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 30 | Page 70

EDITOR’S QUESTION ANDREW BRIND AND SALE O //////////////// strict policies and protec that don’t differentiate competitors, the public c So, what we see today is Most companies still hav IT, most have some sort investment and most ha private cloud. They will u PaaS where they make s increasingly seeking way underlying services more and secure. Multi-cloud deployment is becoming a hugely popular IT strategy all around the world for reasons to do with flexibility, risk management and maturity. In its best form, it offers a smorgasbord of cloud computing assets from applications to infrastructure in a unified architecture with excellent manageability from one console. You need to think back to understand why multi-cloud is so attractive. Ten or 15 years ago, you might have heard people profess ‘there’s no way I’m risking security by putting my data in the cloud’. Later, they got religion and you heard people say: ‘from now on, everything is going in the public cloud’. What we see now is an adjustment to a more centrist position: people want certain IT platforms to match certain use cases. That means if you have very important intellectual property or highly sensitive data, you might well want to keep that behind your firewall in a private cloud with very Again, if you study the h should come as no surpr technologies emerge, bu the signal to get rid of e you have. Thirty years ag saying the mainframe is would disappear becaus architecture, but the ma So, what we see is a hyb multiple cloud platforms but companies also mai on premises and often in colocation providers and therefore incumbent on Nutanix to support all th Having a variegated app different categories of IT different platforms make It also means that CIOs themselves in to certain platforms, giving them m power and adaptability. that most prized of mod qualities – agility. I’m tempted to argue th Stones were to re-record the current IT generation call to something like ‘Ge on it, choose another clo enjoy a combination of a 36 INTELLIGENTCIO