Complexity concerns rain on the multicloud parade

VMware Inc., whose Amazon partnership puts it in a unique position to reach some of the largest cloud adopters, updated most of its core software and storage virtualization platforms last summer to provide better support for multicloud deployments. It also acquired CloudHealth Technologies Inc., developer of a cloud operations platform that spans AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.


With cloud giants showing only modest enthusiasm for portability, a host of outside companies is stepping up to the plate. Some major computing vendors are focusing on multicloud support after having failed to break into the top echelon of public cloud providers on their own.