Updated: Category: Architecture
Most architects, aptly supported by vendor promises of open source and multi-cloud portability, are eager to minimize the cost of switching from one solution to another. However, that’s rarely the most economical choice.
To get a more balanced view on lock-in, see my article on martinfowler.com and find that there are many shades of grey and quite a few trade-offs to make. Once again, simple models help us make better decisions.
And, no, simply using open source doesn’t mean you’re not locked in.
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