Cloud Vendor Independence

Cloud Vendor Independent

Most business today are starting to embrace "The Cloud", but this leads to the question, "Which Cloud"? And "How to I build my business services in the cloud"?

One answer to this question is to try and remain cloud vendor independent. This will confir many advantages.

  • Freedom from vendor lock-in
  • The ability to cherry pick the best serves form all of the provider
  • Better cost management
  • The ability to react to market and social disruption

To name but a few.

But achieving Cloud Vendor Independence is not as straight as it might seem. There are rules to follow if you wish to reap these benefits.

The rules of Cloud Vendor Independence

  • Do not use vendor-speific services unless you are knowingly cherry picking
  • Use external security and Identity and Access Manager
  • Build you servies using containers
  • Run the Containers using Kubernetes
  • Deploy all solutions using infrastructure as code

By following all of these rules it will become possible to deploy your solutions to the cloud of you choice within minutes.