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Startups are helping cloud infrastructure customers avoid vendor lock-in

For a lot of the historical past of enterprise know-how, firms tended to purchase from a single vendor as a result of it made managing all the affair a lot simpler whereas giving them a “single throat to choke” when one thing went flawed. On the flip facet, it additionally put clients on the mercy of mentioned vendor — and it wasn’t all the time fairly.
As we transfer deeper into the cloud mannequin, many IT execs are on the lookout for extra flexibility than that they had prior to now, avoiding the seller lock-in from the earlier era of enterprise tech, and what being beholden to a single vendor might imply for the underside line and their very own flexibility.
This is one thing that comes up regularly in discussions about shifting workloads from one cloud to a different, and is typically known as a multi-cloud method. Customers are loath to go away their workloads within the palms of 1 vendor once more and repeat the errors of the previous. They want to have the identical flexibility on the infrastructure facet that they’re getting within the SaaS world, the place firms have a tendency to buy best-of-breed from a number of distributors.
That means, they need the liberty to maneuver workloads between clouds, however that’s not all the time as simple a prospect because it may appear, and it’s an space the place startups might assist paved the way.

Good information for enterprise startups: SaaS helped kill the single-vendor stack

What’s the issue?
What’s stopping clients from simply shifting information and functions between clouds? It seems that there’s a complicated interlinking of public cloud APIs that assist the functions and information work in tandem. If you wish to pull out of 1 public cloud, it’s not a easy matter of simply migrating to the following one.

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