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Multi-cloud architecture takes hybrid cloud to new heights
This article is part of the Network Evolution issue of October 2017, Vol. 8, No. 8
For most enterprises, it's no longer a question of if, but when, they will begin to shift a portion of their workloads to the cloud. For Adobe Systems, that migration has meant a journey to a multi-cloud architecture that began two years ago. When Adobe realized its developers were working on code in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud but also keeping workloads in a private cloud, the creative content, design and marketing software company had no good way to interconnect the two platforms. That's when Adobe decided to build its own routing fabric to connect AWS virtual private clouds in the public cloud space. The result was a multi-cloud architecture that created a seamless environment for both Adobe's developers and Adobe Marketing Cloud customers, who use the cloud to develop and manage marketing content, said Matt McBride, senior manager of network services at Adobe. "If we're having issues in the data center, the [digital marketing] app is agile and highly available and living in a multi-cloud world." (For more ...
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