For much of the history of enterprise technology, firms tended to buy from a single merchant because it spawned managing the entire circumstance a little easier while causing them a” single throat to choke” when something to be wrong. On the flip side, the committee is also kept customers at the pity of said dealer — and it wasn’t always pretty.
As we move deeper into the cloud model, numerous IT pros are looking for more flexibility than they had in the past, scaping the vendor lock-in from the previous generation of enterprise tech, and what being beholden to a single vendor could mean for the bottom line and their own flexibility.
This is something that comes up routinely in discussions about moving workloads from one cloud to another, and is sometimes referred to as a multi-cloud approach. Customers are loath to leave their workloads in the hands of one merchant again and recur the mistakes of the past. They are looking to have the same flexibility on the infrastructure side that they are getting in the SaaS world, where companies tend to purchase best-of-breed from variou vendors.
That symbolizes, they crave the freedom to move workloads between vapours, but that’s not always as easy a prospect as it might seem, and it’s an area where startups could help lead the way.