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Multi-cloud refers to a cloud-computing strategy in which an organization uses multiple cloud services in a single architecture.  

What Is Multi-Cloud ?

Organizations deploying a multi-cloud approach rely on more than one public cloud service provider for computer or storage resources. The resulting environment can be spread across any combination of private and public clouds, as well as different vendors providing infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and software as a service (SaaS).

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How Multi-Cloud Works

Multi-cloud environments allow organizations to take advantage of the resources and benefits of several unique service providers. It also removes dependence on any one provider. These two key aspects of the approach offer freedom of flexibility in building, running, storing, and securing, and protecting data.

Aside from eliminating the need for physical space in an on-premises datacenter, opting for multiple cloud services can help improve an enterprise’s scalability, allow for the use of provider-specific services for things like containers, and reduce the overall cost of operations. But with so many services and infrastructure components, a successful multi cloud strategy comes with challenges in maintaining continuous backup and providing for disaster recovery.

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Backup and Disaster Recovery to Multi-Cloud Environments

With more than 350 managed service providers in the Zerto Alliance Partner Program, on top of the major public cloud providers, Zerto delivers disaster recovery, data protection, and workload mobility to, from, or between multiple clouds—all in one easy-to-use solution that is rich with benefits for multi-cloud environments. Here are some benefits of having a multi cloud management system:

  • Simplicity. The interface and experience are the same across any cloud or on-premises environment.
  • Mobility. Built-in orchestration and automation capabilities allow you to seamlessly migrate applications from on-premises to and between any number of clouds.
  • Availability. The unique granular journal records the state of your application workloads every few seconds, keeping your data continuously protected and allowing you to recover to any point in time.
  • Visibility. Complete with robust, intelligent dashboards, Zerto Analytics offers insight into the protection status of your applications while helping you spot trends, identify issues, and forecast resources for future planning.

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