Cloud - Ready for Prime Time? - Page 2
One point was made that I do not think gets enough attention was;
Once you have settled on a cloud-based service - whether it is Flickr, Playstation Network, Facebook, Gmail or Hotmail - it is tricky to switch, unless you are prepared to sacrifice your content and social network.
Absolutely! It is perhaps my biggest beef with the current crop of public cloud providers. Once you start to use them, they have control over you and it is very, very hard to escape their control.
Ultimately, cloud planning boils down to this:
It's back to IT basics: One concept "that should never be lost in the cloud ... is the need for contingency planning."