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A multi-cloud application management platform (multi-clous CAMP) is a cloud strategy that manages the use of multiple public, private or hybrid cloud platforms and all its users' resources, thereby optimizing data management. This allows end users to focus on running an application with all of their other resources organized in one place without worrying about different platforms and their various quirks.
The CAMP specification provides multiple cloud platform vendors like CloudBees, Cloudsoft Corporation, Rackspace, Red Hat and others; a common development application program interface (API); a set of protocols and tools that can work across multiple cloud systems and infrastructure without requiring much revision; and a platform that is compatible with Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) environments.
This multi-CAMP strategy uses connected cloud services to decrease the risk of data loss or down time because of an error in a cloud computing environment. This is because data localized in one cloud service might still be at risk in the event of a service failure or malfunction. As a result, the data stored in that particular cloud may not be able to be accessed anymore.
The multi-cloud application management platform also improves overall performance by using different resources or infrastructure to fulfill the computing needs of its users and partners. Since there are different services on offer, CAMP optimizes its strategy to steer the data traffic of its different partner platforms through the fastest possible routes in the network. It categorizes different clouds according to the tasks each cloud performs. As a result, users are able to select the best cloud service for a particular task.