Organizations often find that the easiest part of a multi-cloud environment is deployment, but what happens after that? Managing everything that comes into your environment is a whole different story.
If you do not have complete visibility into your environment, you could potentially be setting yourself up for major stress later down the road. You need to have complete visibility into every user who has access to your clouds and the data within, and what applications and software are being run. It may seem exhaustive, but it is much preferred over having no record of what is happening in your multi-cloud environment. Otherwise, instances of Shadow IT can easily crop up, which raises security concerns as well.
Another potential issue linked to a lack of visibility is overspent. When you don’t know what is going on within the cloud, you cannot measure what is being spent by various departments or where there is unnecessary spend on solutions that are seldom used. Take the time to sit down with your colleagues and discuss a method of tracking that not only makes sense for everyone but is easy to carry out.