mul·​ti·​cloud ˌməl-tē-ˈklau̇d How to pronounce multicloud (audio)
: the use of multiple cloud computing systems within a single computer architecture (see architecture sense 5) especially to provide redundancy and lower costs
Warnings from industry regulators here of the need to cut risk as well as some high-profile cloud outages have increasingly pushed some corporate tech teams to adopt an approach called multicloud. Diversification can also offer better prices and backup options.Paresh Dave
usually used before another noun
Rather than relying on a single cloud provider, a multicloud strategy is one where companies look to use cloud computing applications and services from a range of different suppliers …Mark Samuels
A multicloud environment is one that uses cloud services from more than one vendor or service provider. It offers a number of advantages, including the flexibility to choose the best service for a particular need, budget and geographic location. Multicloud use reduces the vulnerability of costly outages because the organization isn't reliant on one cloud. It also allows organizations to stay up-to-date with the latest technologies from various vendors.Lou Senko

Examples of multicloud in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Identity Orchestration Challenges To Consider One of the primary challenges associated with implementing identity orchestration is cross-platform and multicloud support. Eric Olden, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 The conventional method involved securing digital entry points using firewalls to ward off potential threats, but the rise in multicloud usage and the adoption of hybrid work environments are making these approaches outdated and ineffectual. Anudeep Parhar, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2024 When fully developed, AI acts like a copilot, sorting through large amounts of data across multicloud and distributed architectures, highlighting important findings about system health in a single pane, and automating fixes. Dave Link, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2024 Employing a multicloud strategy can allow organizations to select cloud or on-premises providers with data centers in different locations, enabling compliance with regional and international data residency requirements. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 23 Feb. 2024 MongoDB’s product is easier for customers to tailor to their multicloud computing environments. Peter Cohan, Forbes, 17 July 2023 An intentional multicloud strategy may provide the boost your product operating model needs. Clint Boulton, Forbes, 23 Mar. 2023 To understand the difficulty, imagine multicloud as a space shuttle launch; IT systems that run within them are the shuttles. Clint Boulton, Forbes, 8 Mar. 2023 Most organizations don’t have the requisite talent to operate multicloud systems. Clint Boulton, Forbes, 8 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

2008, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of multicloud was in 2008

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“Multicloud.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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