Businesses are embracing multi-cloud architectures to cut costs, balance performance and reduce risks. A 2018 RightScale survey of nearly 1000 technical professionals reveals 81% of enterprises and 64% of SMBs have a strategy to use multiple clouds. \u00a0Perhaps even more interesting, respondents are currently using, on average, five different clouds\u2014three clouds for production applications and two clouds for experimentation.\r\n\r\nWhy Multi-Cloud Compute Infrastructure?\r\n\r\nMulti-cloud implementations provide a number of potential financial and functional benefits, including:\r\n\r\n \tBetter economics \u2013 you can pick the cloud that offers the best pricing in a particular region or for a particular set of capabilities\r\n \tOptimal performance \u2013 you can use different clouds to reach different geographies or deliver different types of applications\r\n \tImproved reliability \u2013 you can run applications on multiple clouds to ensure continuous availability in the event of a service outage or DDoS attack\r\n \tGreater independence \u2013 you can avoid lock-in and improve vendor leverage\r\n \tImproved compliance \u2013 you can use a mix of clouds to comply with varying government regulations across regions\r\n\r\nWasabi for Multi-Cloud Compute Implementations\r\n\r\nWasabi hot cloud storage is perfect for multi-cloud compute environments. \u00a0Wasabi works with applications running in popular clouds like AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform. \u00a0You can run your applications on the compute clouds that best meet your specific price and functional requirements, and store your valuable business data on the industry\u2019s most affordable and fastest-performing storage cloud. \u00a0Wasabi is 80% cheaper than Amazon\u2019s S3 storage service. And Wasabi is significantly faster than S3\u2014even for AWS EC2 customers!\r\n\r\nWasabi offers direct, high-speed connectivity to AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform and other popular IaaS and PaaS platforms through partnerships with leading colocation, carrier hotel and exchange providers like Equinix, Flexential, Limelight Networks and Megaport. These private network connections avoid internet latency, traffic bottlenecks and security risks, providing fast and predictable performance.\r\n\r\nWasabi also offers direct, high-capacity connectivity to next-generation cloud compute services like\u00a0Packet. \u00a0These cutting-edge platforms take price-performance and agility to the next level. \u00a0Wasabi customers are using these upstart services to augment or replace traditional cloud compute services. \u00a0Some are using conventional IaaS and PaaS solutions for development, prototype and test, and using next-generation platforms for production. \u00a0Others are using next-gen platforms like Packet throughout the entire application lifecycle.\r\n\r\nWasabi for Hybrid Cloud Environments\r\n\r\nWasabi is also perfect for hybrid cloud implementations. \u00a0According to the RightScale report over half of companies use a mix of public and private cloud resources. \u00a0Many businesses are using private clouds to support applications with strict performance, security or compliance requirements, and using public clouds to support applications with less stringent requirements.\r\n\r\nWasabi Direct Connect lets you access Wasabi hot cloud storage directly from your corporate data center or colo over a high-speed, private network connection. \u00a0The Direct Connect service provides fast, low-latency storage connectivity for private clouds, with predictable and affordable pricing.\r\n\r\nWasabi\u2019s flexible connectivity options and extensive industry partnerships let you combine private cloud and public cloud resources to satisfy a wide range of application and budget requirements. \u00a0Multi-cloud and hybrid cloud implementations can help you control costs, accelerate performance and improve uptime.