First, it was “cloud-preferred” policies, then “cloud-first” policies, now it’s “cloud-native” policies. They all mean pretty much the same things, just at different degrees of mandatory public cloud usage.

What cloud-native means is that you’re all in with a particular public cloud provider, the single provider of those cloud-native services, with the goal of making the most from your cloud computing investment. As a result, you’re using only the cloud-native services from a single provider for security, governance, storage, databases, compute, etc., and doing so using whatever native interfaces the cloud provider provides.

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