​Today, cloud vendor lock-in fears of the past seem overblown. Instead of choosing one cloud or another, organizations are simply choosing both, or to be more precise, many! Most organizations aren’t merely in the cloud—they’re in many clouds (PaaS, IaaS), and their end users regularly consume dozens, or even hundreds, of different SaaS applications. A McAfee study published a couple years back reported the average organization used 1,935 cloud services. And that number has almost certainly ballooned further since then.

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