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This special report from ZDNet and TechRepublic provides insights into multicloud strategies common in enterprises and how those strategies play out in practice.

Managing the Multicloud: How to manage the new default for enterprise computing A multicloud approach has been talked about for years within enterprises, but few companies have gone that direction. Now it's easier to go multicloud and AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform all share customers. In this special feature, ZDNet looks at managing multiple cloud providers, how to play them off each other and what vendors and tools can help you manage multiple clouds.

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Special Report: Managing the Multicloud (free PDF)

This ebook, based on the latest ZDNet / TechRepublic special feature, examines how to play multiple cloud providers off each other and what vendors and tools can help you manage multiple clouds.

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The use of multiple cloud providers, has become more commonplace among enterprises. While taking a multicloud approach offers plenty of advantages, organizations must develop a management strategy or those advantages may turn into challenges or, worst-case scenario, failures. 

ZDNet and TechRepublic journalists launched a special report investigating how organizations use and manage multiple cloud vendors for their technical or business needs. Here's a look at what's in this free PDF ebook. 

Organizations are increasingly using multiple private and public clouds to deploy their applications, in order to avoid vendor lock-in and exploit best-of-breed solutions, among other things. In "Multicloud: Everything you need to know about the biggest trend in cloud computing" ZDNet's Charles McLellan examines cloud adoption, workload deployment, how multiple cloud providers can be managed to a business's best advantage, and more. 

You can download all the articles as a free PDF ebook (free registration required)  

ZDNet's Larry Dignan takes a deep dive into how various cloud leaders stack up, the hybrid market, and the SaaS players in his feature "Top cloud providers 2019: AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud; IBM makes hybrid move; Salesforce dominates SaaS."

When disaster strikes a data center, you need to be sure recovery efforts are as smooth as possible. One of the best ways to do that is to use multiple cloud providers to back up essential data. Wondering how to accomplish this? TechRepublic contributing writer Brandon Vigliarolo provides the answer in his article "How to build a successful disaster recovery plan using multicloud technology."

Also in this ebook, TechRepublic's Alison DeNisco Rayome reports in her article "CIO Jury: Only half of CIOs say cloud vendors are living up to their expectations" that cloud vendors are providing ease of use and cost savings, but challenges still remain.

In the article "Multicloud management tools: Your guide" TechRepublic's Macy Bayern offers advice on the best multicloud management tools; while TechRepublic contributing writer Mary Shacklett kick-starts your multicloud strategy development process with four corporate best practices in her feature "Enterprise leader's guide to building a successful multicloud strategy."

Deploying a multicloud environment isn't without its security challenges. ZDNet's Danny Palmer addresses the topic of security in his feature "How to secure your multicloud to boost efficiency and uptime while keeping data breaches and hackers at bay." ZDNet's Asha Barbaschow delves into the past, present, and future of cloud from the VMware playbook in her feature "Why VMware's Kubernetes investment will shape your multi-cloud strategy."

To read all these articles, plus details on original research from ZDNet sister site TechRepublic Premium, download the free PDF ebook: Managing the multicloud.