What is Vendor Lock-In?
The vendor lock-in problem in cloud computing is the situation where customers are dependent (i.e. locked-in) on a single cloud provider technology implementation and cannot easily move in the future to a different vendor without substantial costs, legal constraints, or technical incompatibilities. To substantiate further from the lenses of a software developer, the lock-in situation is evident in that applications developed for specific cloud platforms (e.g. Amazon EC2, Microsoft Azure), cannot easily be migrated to other cloud platforms and users become vulnerable to any changes made by their providers.
Actually, the lock-in issue arises when a company, for instance, decides to change cloud providers (or perhaps integrate services from different providers), but is unable to move applications or data across different cloud services because the semantics of resources and services of cloud providers do not match with each other. This heterogeneity of cloud semantics and cloud Application Program Interfaces (APIs) creates technical incompatibility which in turn leads to interoperability and portability challenges. This makes interoperation, collaboration, portability and manageability of data and services a very complex and elusive task.
For these reasons, it becomes important from the view point of the business to retain the flexibility to change providers according to business concerns or even keep in-house some of the components that are less mission-critical due to security related risks. Interoperability and portability among cloud providers can avoid the problem of vendor lock-in. VaporVM can assist you with the Vendor Lock-In dilemma that you’re facing with it’s secure and flexible offering, The C-BOX.
C-Box is one of VaporVM’s newest innovations, which offers you private cloud services without the possibility of vendor lock-in with easy deployment and scalability options. No more waiting or decision making about various cloud options, C-Box gets you on track to your cloud success. With open architecture which drives down cost and opens avenues to all different platforms you would want to be working on.
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