Multicloud is definitely a thing. However, it’s not exactly clear what that “thing” is. According to new survey data from database vendor MariaDB, 71% of survey respondents report running databases on at least two different cloud providers today. Yet when asked what would keep them from going all in on a cloud database, a vendor’s “lack of a multicloud offering” ranked dead last. In other words, everyone is doing multicloud, but no one knows why.
Which perhaps supports Gartner analyst Lydia Leong’s contention that, “Most organizations end up multicloud, rather than intending to be multicloud in a deliberate and structured way.” Pragmatism, not dogmatism, rules.