Lock-In Fears

Fear of being locked in to a cloud vendor is a popular concern. But many companies don't truly understand what they are giving up by forcing their developers to build software to be cloud agnostic. The value prop in the cloud is the ability developers have to quickly deliver products and services that scale without having to focus so much on the underlying infrastructure and middleware. But too often the fear of lock-in results in IT building their own container platforms that are cumbersome to use, expensive to maintain and provide a fraction of the value (if any) to the developers. 
In this cartoon I joke how the company trades off lock-in with AWS with being lock-in to Jerry who is a Kubernetes fan boy.

February 25th, 2021