The Defense Department’s new Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract, which would move the DOD’s entire cloud ecosystem to a single public cloud provider, has attracted significant attention in recent weeks.
At first glance, consolidating multiple clouds seems like a good idea that would streamline services. However, for an organization as large as the DOD, with tens of thousands of applications, millions of endpoint devices and an incredibly diverse and challenging operation environment, a single cloud is not a realistic path forward.
Instead, government agencies should be investing in a multicloud strategy that leverages the strengths of both public and private clouds to achieve better security, flexibility and cost savings for the American taxpayer.
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