These event proceedings were presented at the IDC Directions conferences in Santa Clara and Boston in February and March 2018.
As organizations undergo digital transformation and continue to increase their cloud consumption, more and more organizations are finding that a "multicloud" environment is the new norm. According to IDC's CloudView Survey, the vast majority of cloud users are running more than one type of cloud deployment and work with more than one major cloud provider — and this new world of "multicloud" comes with new challenges and new priorities. There's a significant difference between merely adopting multiple types of cloud and having the skills and processes in place to manage a hybrid IT environment. This session highlights best practices used to thrive in a multicloud world across operations and management, shares data from IDC's CloudView Survey illustrating multicloud adoption and market progress, and analyzes market growth, vendor tools, and pitfalls to avoid.