The idea is rather simple and rather old. The term “cloud agnostic” is regarded to refer to applications and workloads that can be moved seamlessly between cloud platforms and between on-premises infrastructures and cloud platforms—without being bound by operating dependencies. The time saved in rewriting applications can be dedicated to other things, which is nice. However, the core business benefit comes in the form of agility and time-to-market advantages, applications can be moved platform-to-platform, as needed by the business

The Perk

The biggest advantage of running a cloud-agnostic application is that you’re assured of a consistent and standard performance whatever platform the application is deployed on. Limitless portability between platforms also means you can easily migrate on-premises applications to the cloud, avoid vendor lock-in, and maximize redundancy—all of which are important considerations for many organizations

The Challenge

The biggest challenge ahead is moving legacy systems to the cloud, which will still require refactoring. Choosing to be cloud provider agnostic can divert your focus to designing for all platforms, rather than focusing on maximizing the business value you are delivering through cloud.  While cloud agnostic tools can potentially save you money over time, you may face higher upfront costs while developing and deploying applications. In many cases, you won’t use out-of-the-box tools because you want to take advantage of unique features. That means spending time and money on a development team.

Is Cloud Agnostic Right for You?

If you’re primarily interested in flexibility, unique features, and freedom, and lowering costs, then you should take a closer look at cloud agnostic strategies. If you want a quick solution that doesn’t require much development, then you might prefer a cloud native approach.

How can we help you build your cloud agnostic strategy?

Zetta Systems is certified partner to the 3 major cloud providers – AWS, Azure, and GCP. Our mission and responsibility is to have the most up-to-date competencies and specifications in line with global information technology trends. Our engineers have experience working with clients who are using different cloud providers, technology stack, etc.

We will help you to develop a solution that fits your needs. From cloud readiness assessment and cloud strategy development to infrastructure setup, architecture redesign, migration, and maintenance – we are here to guide your journey to successful cloud adoption.