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Multi-Cloud Deployment for BI and CPM Tools


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This article focuses on multi-cloud deployment as a trend in supporting BI and CPM tools.

In the business intelligence (BI) and corporate performance management (CPM) realm, it may feel like technology is constantly moving at speed of light and other times, it may feel like everything has gone into turbo mode almost instantly. Technology innovation focuses on making things quicker as breakthroughs in the technology world are made. Cloud computing is the kind of breakthrough that constantly evolves. A recent development for business culture is a multi-cloud deployment. This article dives into the topic of multi-cloud deployments and what they do.

 

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For example, one of my personal favorites is “failover.” Techopedia defines failover as “the constant capability to automatically and seamlessly switch to a highly reliable backup. This can be operated in a redundant manner or in a standby operational mode upon the failure of a primary server, application, system or other primary system component. The main purpose of failover is to eliminate, or at least reduce, the impact on users when a system failure occurs.” Failover is not specific to the cloud, but in this context, a multi-cloud deployment offers failover in regards to relying on a second cloud server in case of system failures. Let’s first define multi-cloud deployment. Multi-cloud deployment is the contemporaneous use of more than one cloud computing systems. While hybrid cloud deployment means you are using both a private and public cloud hosting on-premises applications, multi- cloud deployment means you’re depending on two or more cloud service providers.

A multi-cloud deployment offers system support redundancy in instances where hardware and/or software experience failures, but it also helps the consumer to avoid “vendor lock-in,” which is another cloud computing specific jargon. The main motivators for multi-cloud deployment are back-up plan and sidestepping vendor lock-in. A black-up cloud provider is when your cloud system experiences failure. Cloud platform issues can happen anywhere between a single cable connector failure to an electromagnetic pulse (EMP). You can experience a large-scale network outage because of a single/hard disk/drive unit failure if that problem occurs somewhere critical in a software system. Therefore, a cloud backup for your cloud computing platform is extremely significant. Now, let’s talk about vendor lock-in.

 

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One Response to “Multi-Cloud Deployment for BI and CPM Tools”

  1. vianet says:

    Multi cloud implementations are becoming more popular and we have had some customers asking for such a setup. It is always a good idea to have a fallback on a different cloud provider in case there is an issue with one of your cloud providers.