Managing Business Technology in Multi-Cloud Environments

Availability June 24, 2021

Are you currently using the cloud as part of your IT strategy?  With a wide variety of options and services available from several different public cloud services, you may be thinking about how to evolve your IT strategy to include more than one cloud provider.  Using multiple cloud services to run your business technology has several interesting advantages, but it also introduces some challenges that aren’t easy to solve. This is why you need Veritas Alta Application Resiliency! 

Veritas Alta Application Resiliency is a new solution based on Veritas InfoScale, designed for applications running in the cloud.  Veritas Alta Application Resiliency provides high availability and optimization for mission-critical applications running in the cloud to minimize the risk of application downtime and data loss.  It helps you keep your applications up and running all the time and gives you the flexibility to run your applications on nearly any cloud platform.

With Veritas Alta Application Resiliency, you can efficiently manage your business technology across multiple clouds in a flexible deployment architecture, with the availability and resiliency needed to eliminate service downtime. Veritas Alta Application Resiliency also gives you the flexibility to move your business technology between platforms – including public clouds – to optimize costs, service availability, resiliency, and innovation.


Multi-Cloud Overview

The public cloud market has evolved to include multiple different vendors that each offer a variety of new and innovative functionality, but not all clouds are created equal.  Each provider has a somewhat different service catalog with different options and features.  Multi-cloud is a conceptual IT deployment architecture that combines multiple cloud platforms – such as AWS, Azure and GCP – with other technology platforms and resources used to manage your business technology stack.

Implementing a multi-cloud IT strategy has several interesting benefits:

  • Innovation – design your business services using the best available cloud technology
  • Optimization – reduce your operating expenses by running your applications on the most cost-effective cloud platforms
  • Availability and Resiliency – protect your IT services against individual cloud provider outages

It’s also important to understand that there are several challenges that can be difficult to overcome when architecting and building multi-cloud environments:

  • Complexity – migrating your applications and data into a cloud environment often involves proprietary tools that are not designed to work with multiple cloud services
  • Cost – managing ingress and egress operations for multiple cloud providers can result in higher and unexpected costs with the potential for time delays and inefficient processes
  • Flexibility – cloud services aren’t all equal. Moving applications and data out of a cloud service can be difficult and may involve significant manual effort

Let’s look at how Veritas Alta Application Resiliency helps overcome these challenges and enables you to design and implement optimized multi-cloud environments.


Veritas Alta Application Resiliency for Multi-Cloud

Figure 1 shows an example of a multi-cloud architecture where Veritas Alta Application Resiliency helps eliminate complexity and provides the foundation for an optimized multi-cloud environment.

Figure 1. Multi-cloud with Veritas Alta Application Resiliency

By abstracting cloud resources, Veritas Alta Application Resiliency enables organizations to run applications using the cloud services that best meets their requirements. It also eliminates cloud platform lock-in by enabling organizations to move their data and applications to different clouds or repatriate them back to on-premises data centers if required. Figure 2 is an example of how Veritas Alta Application Resiliency can provide high availability for your applications using 2 different cloud services. 

Figure 2. Cloud to Cloud High Availability with Veritas Alta Application Resiliency

How Veritas Alta Application Resiliency makes multi-cloud better

Veritas Alta Application Resiliency helps businesses optimize cloud services by providing the tools to move IT services into the cloud, out of the cloud, and into other clouds as desired. You have complete flexibility to use nearly any platform to host your applications and data. This means that you can easily and efficiently move your applications between cloud providers.

Veritas Alta Application Resiliency provides several key benefits that help you build flexible and optimized multi-cloud environments:

  • High Availability – distribute the risk of cloud service disruptions between different clouds, reducing the risk of application downtime in the case of a (single) cloud provider service disruption
  • Optimization – reduce your operating costs by hosting your applications and data on the most cost-effective cloud services while maintaining the high availability and resiliency your mission-critical applications need
  • Flexibility – ensure your independence from cloud service providers by allowing you to easily move your IT services between clouds, and from the cloud back to on-premises datacenters for any reason
  • Innovation – by eliminating cloud provider lock-in, you can take advantage of different features and functionality offered by different public cloud services, letting you run your business technology on the platform best suited to deliver your ideal end-user experience

Figure 3.  How Veritas Alta Application Resiliency optimizes multi-cloud environments


Veritas Alta Application Resiliency delivers industry-leading application availability and data management technology that provides the functionality, flexibility, and optimization you need to run your IT services in multi-cloud environments. Veritas Alta Application Resiliency is a unique solution that helps reduce costs and complexity while ensuring maximum availability and resiliency for your business technology – across any cloud.

Check out our whitepaper for more information on application resiliency for multi-cloud deployments.

Ryan Behiel
Senior Principle Technical Marketing, SDS and Appliances
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