Reply to post: Re: I don't understand....

Stop asking for Amazon, Google and Microsoft cloud with 'no justification': US Library of Congress told to drop its 'brand-name'-tastic RFP

Jon 37

Re: I don't understand....

If I was a big organization, and I was going to put my data on the cloud, then I would want a big established cloud that I trust is not going to be arbitrarily shut down when the owner is bought / goes bust / decides to exit the business.

That leaves 3 choices - the ones in the RFP.

Now the LOC could have tried to reverse-engineer some "impartial" scale and/or stability criteria to ban all but those three clouds, but just specifying the 3 is simpler and saner. And of course, being a simpler and saner way to do the bureaucracy of purchasing, it's not allowed.

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