Worth Reading: Four lessons in multicloud storage

Multicloud deployments are a major IT focus, with a whopping 85 percent of enterprises reporting that they have a multicloud strategy in 2017. That’s up from 82 percent in 2016 (RightScale 2017 State of the Cloud Report, February 2017). A big difficulty in pursuing a multicloud strategy is the complexity of managing different storage implementations, each with its own features, user interface, access methods and terminology. If that storage requires proprietary formats or protocols that are rare or unavailable elsewhere, the challenge increases. —Data Center Journal