We Are Living in a Multi-Tenant Multi-Cloud World

#CollabTalk TweetJam for October 2021 on Staying Productive in a Multi-Tenant, Multi-Cloud WorldLong gone are the days when a company selected a single provider for their enterprise applications, selecting that vendor for their one market-leading solution…and making due with their other offerings, which were often 2nd or 3rd tier solutions. Instead, organizations select the best-of-breed offerings. To add another wrinkle, most organizations also maintain multiple versions and tenants — to meet the differing needs of geographically-dispersed teams and business units and/or to support development, staging, and production system requirements.

We live in a multi-tenant, multi-cloud world. And while it may make sense on paper, their are real-world implications to our increasingly complex environments — impacting employee productivity, as well as enterprise security and compliance.

In the next #CollabTalk TweetJam taking place on Wednesday, October 20th at 9am Pacific (UTC -7), the community will once again join forces and have a focused discussion on the topic of “Staying Productive in a Multi-Tenant, Multi-Cloud World.” In this 1-hour Twitter-based panel discussion, we’ll bring together MVPs and Regional Directors, community experts, partners, consultants, and practitioners to share their perspectives and real-world examples on working across multiple tenants and multiple cloud environments — and what is working, and not working.

Anyone can join this community discussion using Twitter and the #CollabTalk hashtag or your favorite Twitter platform. You don’t even need to be an “expert” to participate in the online conversation. Anyone can ask questions, comment on the questions posed, or just “lurk” in the background. These online discussions are open to anyone — you do not have to be on the panel to participate.

As always, this month’s tweetjam is being sponsored by tyGraph and AvePoint. Thanks for your support!

If you have never participated in one of these tweetjams, it’s pretty simple: anyone can jump in and share their thoughts, or just lurk in the wings and absorb the wisdom of the crowd. Either way, it’ll be a TON of content to consume in a single hour. You can follow the live session using the Twitter UI of your choice (Twitter.com, Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, whatever). How it works is that I’ll post a series of questions every few minutes, and people will respond to Q1, Q2, Q3 and so forth with A1, A2, A3, always including the #CollabTalk hashtag with their answers. Feel free to reply as often (or as little) as you’d like, ask your own follow up questions, share relevant links, re-tweet others, and engage with the audience.

The questions we will discuss during the session include:

  1. What are the primary productivity issues end-users (and you personally) experience when working across multiple tenants and/or multiple cloud environments?
  2. What are your biggest successes (what works well) when working across multiple tenants and/or multiple cloud environments?
  3. How does the rapid rate of innovation (updates, changes, etc.) impact personal/organizational productivity on multi-tenant and multi-cloud environments?
  4. What are the greatest governance concerns for multi-tenant and multi-cloud environments?
  5. How important are interoperability and data portability to current and/or future multi-tenant and multi-cloud plans?
  6. Has the IT Pro role changed to meet the needs of multi-tenant and multi-cloud environments, and if so, in what ways?
  7. What 3 things can/should organizations do to optimize their multi-tenant and multi-cloud environments?

As always, there will be side-questions, side-conversations, and wise-cracking throughout. This is open to the public, so please join in the discussion! The dialog is always thought-provoking and fun.

Participating on this panel (so far):

  • Philip Worrell (@worrelpa), ICT engineer and business analyst at Swisscom
  • Adam Ball (@AdamCBall), co-founder of COUCUG, Teams and Skype for Business MVP
  • Martina Grom (@magrom), co-founder of atwork.at, Office 365 MVP and Microsoft Regional Director
  • Eric Overfield (@ericoverfield), Microsoft RD & SharePoint MVP, founder of PixelMill
  • Dux Raymond Sy (@meetdux), Microsoft Regional Director, SharePoint MVP, and Chief Brand Officer at AvePoint
  • Mike Maadarani (@mikemaadarani), Office Apps & Services MVP, cloud solution architect at MCM Consulting
  • John White (@diverdown1964), dual SharePoint and Data Platform MVP, cto at UnlimitedViz and tyGraph
  • Jay Leask (@jayleask), Office Apps & Services MVP and US federal director, strategic accounts & solutions for AvePoint Public Sector
  • Galen Keene (@sdkeene), consultant and collaboration architect, managing partner at Butterfly Technologies
  • Eli Robillard (@erobillard), SharePoint MVP, musician, fly-fisher, collaboration technology guy
  • John Peluso (@johnconnected), Microsoft Regional Director, and chief product officer at AvePoint
  • Shari Oswald (@shortcutshari), co-founder and productivity evangelist at PowerUP! Learning
  • Hal Hostetler (@TVWizard), Microsoft MVP and senior field engineer and social media coordinator for Roland, Schorr & Tower
  • Ed Senez (@edsenez), president at UnlimitedViz and tyGraph
  • Wes Preston (@idubbs), SharePoint MVP, evangelist,  and owner at TrecStone
  • Kevin McDonnell (@kevmcdonk), Office Apps & Services MVP and solutions architect at CPS
  • Jens Madsen (@JensHMadsen), Microsoft consultant and solutions architect at Cloud Revolution
  • James Mallalieu (@jamesmallalieu), principal consultant for Microsoft 365 at Silversands
  • Eric Riz (@rizinsights), SharePoint MVP and ceo of Empty Cubicle
  • Corey Roth (@coreyroth), Microsoft MVP, vp of engineering at UnlimitedViz and tyGraph
  • and your host, Christian Buckley (@buckleyplanet), Microsoft MVP & RD, #CollabTalk founder, Microsoft gtm director at AvePoint

If you would like to be included on one of these panels, please drop me a line via emailLinkedIn, or Twitter. And thank you again to tyGraph for your support of these CollabTalk tweetjams! And finally, if you are interested in being a sponsor of a future tweetjam, please contact me.

We’ll be back on November 30th with another tweetjam focussed on “Making Collaboration Secure” so be sure to follow me (@buckleyplanet) for news and updates.

Christian Buckley

Christian is the Microsoft GTM Director for AvePoint Inc., and a Microsoft Regional Director and Office Apps & Services MVP based in Silicon Slopes (Lehi), Utah. He hosts the AvePoint Office 365 Hours (#O365hours) series, monthly #CollabTalk TweetJam, the #CollabTalk Podcast, and leads the monthly Microsoft 365 Ask-Me-Anything (#M365AMA) live stream. He is based in Lehi, Utah (Silicon Slopes).