multi-cloud environment

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What is a multi-cloud environment?

A multi-cloud environment is where more than one cloud computing is used. It might be a combination of public, private or edge clouds. These clouds may be used in various combinations in order to distribute applications and services.

A multi-cloud environment, for example, might be used to speed up the delivery or transformation of apps. Or, an enterprise might consider spreading across different clouds so that it’s not dependent on one vendor. Some applications, such as logistics, retail and manufacturing may need to be distributed at the edge to be physically closer to users and deliver faster results or better customer experiences.