A brief review of exit strategies and shared services. With Wallace Shawn.
Chris Uttenweiler over at DLT doesn't care for all this talk of cloud lock-in. He thinks it's an inflated problem, blown out of proportion by "third-tier" providers and "self-titled" consultants. He's wrong.
Bob Plankers believes that OpenStack exhibits lock-in behavior, and is therefore equivalent to proprietary technology like VMware and Hyper-V. This kind of argument sounds, on the surface, perfectly reasonable. Unfortunately, it ignores some important characteristics of both proprietary and open software in order to make good on a black-or-white argument in service of middle-ground ersatz … Continue reading Ersatz pragmatism and the lock-in problem.
Nobody cares about lock-in until they care about lock-in. [via xkcd.]