Let’s just get this off the table: Deciding to adopt a multicloud strategy is not a multicloud strategy. That is, the motivation to “go multicloud”—whether it’s to reduce costs, improve security, accelerate digital transformation, or some other factor—is not the same as a formal strategy for managing, supporting, and getting the most value from multicloud deployments.
Interoperability in cloud computing means your various cloud services and platforms understand each other and can work together and exchange information. That’s a good thing. As an Accenture-sponsored report from Everest Group explains, “When interoperability is at the core of a multicloud strategy, workloads run in unison to drive business agility, reduce the cost of technology, and harmonize processes.”