In 2019, the cloud provider wars started to heat up. After many years of AWS dominance, GCP and Azure started to get a lot of traction.
Companies wanted to become multi-cloud or switch clouds, but the engineering cost was absurdly high.
The cloud providers actually have fairly similar offerings, but with different interfaces and some feature nuances.
Cloud Sidecar was born out of the necessity to allow companies to support another cloud without incuring the huge cost.
We decided to make Cloud Sidecar open source so that people could understand and trust the technology.
Our first use case was to allow applications built on AWS to also run on GCP. We focused on file storage first because that is the most common service. Next, we moved onto message transports. At this point we built an enterprise offering. This enterprise offering has more features, a better support package, and consulting on cloud or multi-cloud migration.
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