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The Successful Cloud Lock-in!

Can a cloud vendor Lock-in be good for anyone? Yes, when they are backed up by exceptional successful service delivery.

I’ve talked a lot about vendor lock-in in my previous post  - The Devastating Cloud Lock-in on KnowYourCloud resources channel, so I decided to end this round up in a positive way – finally, lock-in can mean something good for both the cloud service provider and the cloud customer.

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The Devastating Cloud Lock-in

On LinkedIn there’s a discussion where the group members were asked to tell about the biggest challenge facing cloud and SaaS 2021. The thread includes more than 782 comments – and it seems that most of the comments are about the SLA, security and control.

I really don’t understand why security and service levels are big concerns. Yes, they are both important – but both should be fulfilled by the cloud as well as by the traditional outsourcing provider. I would add that it’s even more important for the cloud providers than their consumers. They face great risks if they don’t meet and maintain the required security and SLA. As we all know, it’s about being aware of risks and securing the proper data. 

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Cloud Washing – Don’t End Up Washing Your IT with False Clouds

There’s a lot of talk about cloud washing. Some people get upset and say things like it damages the cloud’s reputation, blurs the definition and slows down adoption of pure cloud services. What are cloud-washed services, how can you avoid them and choose true cloud services? In this article you will find some tips on how to end up with the cloud vendor that best suits your business needs.

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“+” the Cloud Less Control Button

A fact is that IT as a Service keeps taking market shares. The services are delivered as traditional SaaS, from a Managed- / Service Provider or as cloud services. We see growths in areas like IaaS and especially PaaS when application providers and vendors put applications in the cloud. But the speed is not what many expect. What’s causing this? I’ve been doing some thinking.

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Don’t blame the cloud

I often read articles which say something like:

- ”Don’t go to the cloud, it’s not safe”
- “Office 365 down for several hours – what did I tell you”
- “Datacenter on Ireland knocked out by thunderstorm – keep it on-premise”
- “Companies will move back IT on-premise in the future, away from the service providers”

And that often said by trusted IT advisors and renowned journalists. This makes me a bit confused and irritated. I also ask myself: how trustworthy is it to diss the evolution?

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