Critical Review of Vendor Lock-in and Its Impact on Adoption of Cloud Computing.

Opara-Martins, J., Sahandi, R. and Tian, F., 2014. Critical Review of Vendor Lock-in and Its Impact on Adoption of Cloud Computing. In: International Conference on Information Society (i-Society 2014), 10--12 November 2014, London, UK.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:Faculty of Science and Technology
ID Code:22467
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:22 Sep 2015 15:33
Last Modified:22 Sep 2015 15:33

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