Critical review of vendor lock-in and its impact on adoption of cloud computing

This source preferred by Reza Sahandi and Feng Tian

Authors: Opara-Martins, J., sahandi, R. and Tian, F.

Start date: 10 November 2014

DOI: 10.1109/i-Society.2014.7009018

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Authors: Opara-Martins, J., Sahandi, R. and Tian, F.

Journal: International Conference on Information Society, i-Society 2014

Pages: 92-97

ISBN: 9781908320384

DOI: 10.1109/i-Society.2014.7009018

© 2014 Infonomics Society. Cloud computing offers an innovative business model for organizations to adopt IT services at a reduced cost with increased reliability and scalability. However organizations are slow in adopting the cloud model due to the prevalent vendor lock-in issue and challenges associated with it. While the existing cloud solutions for public and private companies are vendor locked-in by design, their existence is subject to limited possibility to interoperate with other cloud systems. In this paper we have presented a critical review of pertinent business, technical and legal issues associated with vendor lock-in, and how it impacts on the widespread adoption of cloud computing. The paper attempts to reflect on the issues associated with interoperability and portability, but with a focus on vendor lock-in. Moreover, the paper demonstrates the importance of interoperability, portability and standards applicable to cloud computing environments along with highlighting other corporate concerns due to the lock-in problem. The outcome of this paper provides a foundation for future analysis and review regarding the impact of vendor neutrality for corporate cloud computing application and services.

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Authors: Opara-Martins, J., Sahandi, R., Tian, F. and IEEE


Pages: 92-97

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