The enterprise cloud computing market has evolved a lot in 2020. Companies are continuing to move workloads from on-premise to the cloud at a rapid pace. At the same time, we see an increase in the number of providers being utilized. A recent Gartner survey shows that 81% of respondents are using two or more cloud providers.
Although these numbers continue to grow, the challenges of dealing with multiple providers remain the same. Portability, procurement, and feature pairing are a constant struggle that enterprise customers face.
Liferay DXP Cloud is about to change that. Instead of dealing with multiple providers, Liferay is providing an abstract layer that allows customers to run applications on multiple cloud providers, such as Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure. This will empower companies to deliver world-class solutions to their users.
Enable Global Expansion with Liferay DXP Cloud
Data residency is a crucial aspect of any cloud computing strategy. The physical location of an organization's data can raise concerns around local laws and regulations. Therefore, where you store your data is a decision that shouldn't be taken lightly.
Liferay DXP Cloud offers you the ability to control where your database, network, and storage are located. Each environment can be placed in a different location, which enables you to have well-defined data sovereignty policies.
Let's say your organization has an engineering team located in India and your application's users are primarily mostly located in the United States. You could opt for a development environment in Mumbai and a production environment in Oregon.
By leveraging this new multi-cloud strategy, Liferay DXP Cloud customers can now access a much broader range of geographic locations. The most recent region is located in Dubai, opening new opportunities for the Middle East market.
List of regions available on Liferay DXP Cloud as of December 2020
Drive Business Continuity
Disaster recovery protocols are the cornerstone of a good business continuity plan. Knowing what to do and how to respond to major disruptions like a natural disaster, cyber attack, and data loss can determine the success of your cloud implementation.
Liferay DXP Cloud performs an automatic disaster recovery strategy by replicating services between three availability zones in different geographic locations within the same region.
On top of that, it also provides cross-region disaster recovery procedures, which allows customers to set up a production environment in one region and a mirror environment in another region.
These existing solutions already contribute to a very strong business continuity plan. Still, multi-cloud opens another level of disaster recovery that couldn't be achieved before.
Now customers can have a production environment on Google Cloud Platform and a mirror environment on Microsoft Azure, for example. Multi-cloud is a major opportunity for companies to secure their systems and procedures even more.