Cloud lock-in is a growing concern for businesses who have invested copious amounts of time and resources transitioning their new or legacy systems to the cloud.

Once the honeymoon phase of transitioning wears off, you start to ask yourself how portable is my cloud solution? or how easy is it to move my systems to another cloud provider? “By then, it’s usually too late to avoid the issue and you’ve locked yourself into using a single cloud provider and their attractive features” states Peter Scheffel, BBD’s chief digital officer. “This is not where companies want to be.”