Multicloud is typically understood to be an evolutionary step for enterprises that are moving past a single-cloud starting phase toward a “best of breed” approach to cloud offerings. Various factors dictate this. For some, it’s the diversity of workloads that require platform-specific functionality. For others, it’s an evolutionary journey, or a result of mergers and acquisitions.
Lately, we are seeing companies choose multicloud as a primary, cloud-first strategy right out of the gate. In some cases the reason is to reduce dependency on a single vendor, as the platform vendors start building more stickiness into their offerings.