Videocast: Considerations for Choosing Cloud Backup Hosting Services
Cloud backup for physical and virtual environments is becoming more and more important for SMBs. Gartner predicts that by 2012, Vendor Lock-in will surpass security as the biggest obstacle to cloud computing. Vendors are trying to lock-in and maintain their customers forever, not allowing them the flexibility and mobility SMBs require.
George Krump, lead analyst at Storage Switzerland, and Jamie Brenzel, founder of KineticD, discuss the advantages of avoiding vendor lock-in and keeping the ability to change your infrastructure over time as you see fit, and the long-term cost benefits as well.