Applications and business needs across industries have been driving rapid adoption of cloud. Yet some of India’s technology leaders caution that optimizing multi-cloud operations, costs and future investments such as generative AI isn’t just about strategy. The technology matters, too.
What’s driving multi-cloud?
For automotive vision systems manufacturer Motherson Technology Services Limited (MTSL), the need to be efficient is paramount. Praveen Chinta, Vice President, Infrastructure Services, says that’s “where the whole multi-cloud strategy came into picture,” and it has helped in terms of how the company ensures endpoint connectivity to all sites operating globally. The AI frameworks that take in telemetry and other data sources are becoming even more critical today.
The use of AI and infusing AI into various models, journeys and processes is a big part of the cloud adoption motivation at IndusInd Bank. “We needed scalability,” says Biswabrata Chakravorty, the bank’s chief information officer.
Multi-cloud delivers the advantage to playing offense and defense
App-centric innovation in multiple clouds is a new reality for organizations looking to gain competitive advantage and deliver exceptional customer experience. With it has come high cloud costs, often unexpectedly.
Managing and optimizing multi-cloud both offensively, to deliver advantage and defensively, to establish control, is now the job of these technology leaders. Case in point, MTSL was moving its cloud-first strategy ahead before quickly realizing it needed a defense mechanism as well to optimize cost while delivering right-size solutions to customers.
The recent Multi-Cloud Maturity Index research report from Vanson Bourne for VMware, a global survey of nearly 6,000 organizations, explores the dichotomy.
Pairing strategy and technology
In addition to seeking greater agility, cloud sprawl and regulatory requirements prompted leaders at the interviewed organizations to look for a partner on the multi-cloud journey.
“We started to evaluate one platform that would help us manage all the clouds and hyperscaler workloads, that's where VMware stood out,” explains Satvinder Madhok, Vice President and head of Business Infrastructure Technology Management at Wipro.
For the more than $10 billion technology services and consulting company, VMware is a single platform upon which all of its multi-clouds across all hyperscalers are managed through one console, making life easier, according to Madhok.
VMware delivers a comprehensive portfolio of multi-cloud solutions and services, including VMware Tanzu, VMware Cloud, VMware Aria and VMware Anywhere Workspace Solutions, for successfully navigating multi-cloud journeys.
To learn more, visit vmware.com/multi-cloud.