By George Ralph, RFA – According to Microsoft and 451 Research, most organisations are working with four cloud vendors, at least. Many firms are utilising public cloud services from the biggies like Amazon and Microsoft, but also want, or need more discrete services to house some applications, and for these services, will opt for private clouds. Today’s firms want applications that bring them business benefits, and if they need to bring on board other cloud services to house them, or to cope with the workload, that’s what they do. Our customers want infrastructure that just works as it should. They don’t really care what or where it is, as long as it is safe, secure, redundant, compliant and flexible.