MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--For me, one of the more interesting discussion threads at the CloudConnect event I'm attending here is that of lock-in.
If you move an application or write a new one targeting a specific cloud provider, are you pretty much committed to that provider, for better or worse, through good service and through bad, until your application becomes obsolete or the provider closes shop?
The answer is not a simple one. And it's made no easier by, on the one hand, vendors blithely throwing around terms like open, standard, and interoperable. And, on the other, by … Read more