If you and your organization aren't already using the cloud, or don't already have a cloud initiative underway, it's likely you will sometime soon. The ability to expand computing capacity quickly when you need it (and tear it down again just as fast) is valuable to an amazingly wide range of companies, nonprofits and educational institutions, of all sizes.
You may not get all the workload flexibility you need, however, from a single cloud provider. You might like the features or pricing at one vendor for your usual cloud workloads, but for a new project, the features and pricing at another cloud vendor may work better.
That's why we have produced a new ebook on cloud portability. In it, we outline the things you should be thinking about if you want to work with more than one cloud service provider at a time. Costs, for example, are probably pretty important to you. But you also need to make sure that, wherever you deploy, you can meet your organization's security requirements, and comply with any regulations that apply to your industry.
I invite you to download Cloud Portability: Why it Matters and What to Think About. It's free, it's not terribly long, and it will give you a few examples of how other organizations think about using the cloud to achieve workload flexibility.
Happy reading! And let us know what you think in the comments section below.
Aliza Earnshaw is the managing editor at Puppet.