Reply to post: Not just Kubernetes

No, Kubernetes doesn’t make applications portable, say analysts. Good luck avoiding lock-in, too

Mike 137 Silver badge

Not just Kubernetes

Once you're committed to any cloud technology or provider it's remarkably difficult to extricate yourself. It's not just a matter of contractual tie-ins - it's about actually recovering your data and ensuring your processes continue to operate. Some time back I investigated two mainstream cloud based SaaS "office services" and found that their internal data formats were sufficiently different that you couldn't transfer files between them without utterly corrupting the presentation of documents.

"When you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow" Charles Wendell Colson

Equally, their wallets.

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