In theory, the idea of infrastructure that can be deployed between different cloud providers is a wonderful concept. Who wouldn’t love to migrate workloads seamlessly between providers for a variety of reasons? In theory, a tiger with an anger management problem is just a scaled up house-cat.
This talk explores the practical reality of a “multi-cloud strategy,” with all of its warts. The financial, technical, and operational complexities introduced by multiple providers can take companies by surprise. In this Sensu Summit 2019 talk, Cloud Economist Corey Quinn explores the basic truth of “however much you hate your cloud provider, you will hate arbitrating between them far more.”