Flowchart showing a developer choosing MySQL services with options for AWS Aurora, GCP CloudSQL, and Azure Flexible Server via a DCI Manifest.

In today's digital era, cloud computing is not a luxury but a necessity for businesses of all sizes. Many of these businesses strive to achieve a 'cloud-agnostic' architecture. 

The goal? To avoid dependency on a single cloud provider and benefit from the competition, flexibility, and risk mitigation. But this pursuit often leads to a tricky conundrum: How can businesses navigate different cloud services without getting 'locked in' to one provider?

The Challenge of Being Cloud Agnostic

Being 'cloud agnostic' ideally means a business can switch between Amazon's cloud (AWS), Microsoft's (Azure), Google's (GCP), or others without much difficulty. However, achieving true cloud agnosticism often comes with considerable time, effort, and cost.

A common misunderstanding is that being cloud agnostic means avoiding the managed services each cloud provider offers, like AWS RDS or S3. This misunderstanding leads businesses to handle everything in-house, such as setting up and maintaining databases, which can quickly become a costly and time-consuming process.

Introducing Dynamic Cloud Interoperability (DCI)

At Facets, we challenged this narrative. We wondered: What if businesses could remain cloud agnostic and still leverage the convenience of managed services each cloud provider offers? And thus, the concept of "Dynamic Cloud Interoperability" (DCI) was born!

We've developed an abstraction layer(DCI Manifest) that serves as the cornerstone of Dynamic Cloud Interoperability. This revolutionary technology allows businesses to employ the same infrastructure setup across AWS, Azure, and GCP without any need to alter their applications. Essentially, a database service like AWS RDS can smoothly transition into a CloudSQL in GCP or a flexible server in Azure with zero hassle! We have built a repository of manifests, including, but not limited to the following examples:

DCI Manifest
Helm chart (All), ElastiCache(AWS), Memory Store (GCP), Azure Cache(Azure)
Load Balancer
NLB + Nginx (all), ALB (AWS), GLB (GCP), AGIC(Azure)

This fresh approach allows businesses to switch between cloud providers without forfeiting their beneficial services. No more anxiety over vendor lock-in. No more resource-draining setup and maintenance. It's a significant win, we believe!

Does DCI excite you as much as it excites us? We see it as a significant leap forward in cloud computing, merging the best parts of each cloud service while preserving the freedom to switch between them.

If you're eager to be a part of this transformative chapter in cloud computing, we invite you to connect with us. Let's reshape the future of cloud computing together. With Facets and DCI, the future of the cloud looks brighter and more accessible than ever!