Check calendars with a smartphone, save photos online, stream music and films – private consumers have long used the cloud services of various providers simultaneously. Each service, of course, requires its own login, much to the chagrin of users. The number of passwords everyone has to remember is growing constantly. Providers know this, which is why some already allow logging in with preexisting account data. Spotify is a good example: Instead of having to register anew, users can also opt log in with their Facebook accounts. Experts call this approach single sign-on (SSO).
And corporate users? The topic has also become relevant to the business world. According to the survey “State of the Cloud Report 2017” from Crisp Research, 85 percent of those companies responding have already developed a multi-cloud strategy and are prepared to use the cloud services of several providers simultaneously in the future. “Multi-cloud computing isn’t some vision for the future, but rather already reality,” says Kevin Gerrand, CTO for Cloud Services at T-Systems in an Interview. “In my opinion, this will be a central challenge in the coming years.”