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The Future of Cloud : Multiple Clouds

The title of our next webinar is Shared Services Canada – The Opportunity for Small Business Innovation.

As this name suggests, as well as looking at this Canadian initiative to reduce costs through consolidation, our overall theme is what opportunity does this present for encouraging more small business innovation.

Multi-Cloud Services

A good way to explain a big part of this opportunity is to look at the evolutionary growth of Cloud Computing in general.

One of the big stepping stones will be the migration of traditional enterprise data centres not just to the Cloud, as in one Cloud hosting service from one supplier, but as in multiple Cloud services from multiple Cloud providers.

The dynamics of this are very effectively explained in the two white papers we’re promoting with the event:

Always On Digital Government – Download 15-page PDF

As highlighted on the SSC web site, a key motivation for Shared Services Canada is to address the business continuity risks of legacy systems identified by the Auditor General.

Multiple Clouds: How this can be addressed is documented in this white paper Always On Digital Government, and what this technology achieves is it replicates applications across multiple Clouds.

Canadian Cloud Service Broker – Roadmap

A key way in which small businesses can be better engaged into big government procurement like this is through ‘Cloud Service Brokers’.

Gravitant is a leading CSB platform provider based in Austin, Texas, working with the USA Government at many levels to pioneer best practices in Cloud brokerage.

Their initial proposal for launching a Canadian version is here: DOWNLOAD.

Multiple Clouds: Their CloudMatrix platform automates the provisioning and delivery of VMs across multiple Clouds, including internal Private Clouds as well as multiple external suppliers.


The future of Cloud services isn’t migrating legacy data centres to one Cloud Provider, but many. Federated Cloud Services will unify multiple suppliers into one aggregated utility.

As these two papers highlight, this will deliver multiple benefits: Increased resilience and lowered costs, both achieved through a marketplace model that has another simultaneous benefit: It makes it easier for SMEs to participate in this supply chain.

This is the critical secret sauce of this formula: Governments usually avoid local SMEs and contract with single, large suppliers to mitigate risk, however a single source itself is a risk. So the ideal model is one that combines lots of (local) SMEs into one overall entity that is more reliable, commercially and technically, made possible through this federated Cloud scenario.

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