“Either way, network teams must get more centralized control and visibility over multi-cloud networks to ensure resilient and secure services that provide a good user experience,” McGillicuddy said.
Bob Laliberte, senior analyst at TechTarget’s Enterprise Strategy Group, agrees. There’s a greater need to simplify the connectivity to multiple clouds, he said. Several companies offer one tool that can learn the unique intricacies of each cloud to work with all of them. These tools save time for IT personnel who would otherwise need to become experts in each cloud rather than just learning one tool.
Companies offering a single tool for cloud connectivity include Cisco, Aviatrix, Alkira, Prosimo and F5.