Hearing everyone’s opinion of the cost-efficiency and value of multicloud deployments is fun. Most people don’t get it right—more from misperceptions and groupthink than anything else. I’m sorry to be the guy who comes along and crushes these myths, but somebody must do it.
Myth 1: Multicloud means no lock-in. I understand this assumption. We prevent lock-in with a single public cloud provider if we have many different cloud brands. Right? That is not the case. I’ve covered this issue before, so I won’t belabor it now. However, it’s the No. 1 myth I hear, and I have some bad news for those of you who still believe this is true.