Monday, 17 June 2013

Cloud Computing Vendor Lock-in : Present in Open Standards Too

Cloud Computing vendor Lock-in is nothing new. But thorough examination reveals that vendor Lock-in is present in open standards too. Data Portability in the Cloud is hampered when Vendor Lock-in is applied. There are many points to consider on the issue Cloud Computing Lock-in, to consider. Mostly exploited Lock-in in the Cloud Computing Platforms can be seen in PaaS and SaaS. It is usually taken that, Cloud Computing vendor Lock-in will be absent in Free Software with GNU GPL License. Unfortunately, most are not actually Free Software but Open Source and dangerously sometimes GNU GPL is used for a part, violating the terms and conditions.…

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