The more features that Amazon Web Services(s amzn) adds, the more nervous its partners — and even some of its customers — get.
AWS is the go-to public cloud infrastructure for many businesses. But as the company adds workflow services and richer databases, the fear of cloud lock-in grows.
What brought many customers to AWS in the first place was its inexpensive, plain-vanilla infrastructure — basic computing and storage. The beauty was you could “spin up” compute instances as needed when workloads spiked, and pay only for what you used. The fact that it was relatively easy to move workloads off of AWS, into your own data centers, or to another cloud, was also a draw.
Binding workloads to AWS
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