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Krista Macomber, an analyst at Evaluator Group, said that customers have wanted the ability to migrate or recover data from one cloud provider to another for years. She added that recovering from possible cyber attacks and cloud outages have many customers concerned about putting data in a single cloud environment.
Macomber said migration across cloud providers and platforms is even more critical for Kubernetes distributions, and customers may not want to be locked into one service.
“Organizations might want to run an app in a different environment than it was developed in,” Macomber said. “Additionally, Kubernetes distributions are being updated regularly, so data and apps might need to be migrated to new or updated distributions. It’s become a diverse ecosystem, that can easily breed complexity for customers.”