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Companies don’t want to get locked in to cloud services

They are less worried about data security and cost, according to Mary Meeker’s annual internet trends report.

Mary Meeker, Code 2017 Asa Mathat

Companies are increasingly worried about getting locked in with cloud vendors and not being able to switch to new providers, according to Mary Meeker’s annual internet trends report.

In 2015, 22 percent of respondents said they were concerned about lock-in, compared with 7 percent in 2012, according to Meeker. The data cited comes from Bain and Morgan Stanley.

Meanwhile, over the same time period, a decreasing share of respondents said they were worried about data security in cloud computing, and the cost of using cloud services.

That’s significant for cloud services like Amazon’s AWS and Google Cloud. Startups today use at least one of the major cloud services, and the concern over being locked in suggests they’re having to pick a big provider for the foreseeable future.

Mary Meeker internet trends report

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