Ubuntu creator warns businesses to be wary of cloud lock-in

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“Cloud infrastructure was always meant to be based on open
standards, and organisations that choose to buy capacity from
public clouds that only support one standard are creating problems
for themselves in the future, according to Ubuntu creator

“‘All the world’s biggest clouds are built on open source
technology,’ said Canonical’s vice president Chris Kenyon in a
keynote session at Cloud Expo Europe yesterday. ‘They’re not all
built on open standards, but open source underpins all of the
largest plans.’

“Kenyon explained this is because open clouds are scalable,
cheap and secure. He compared the evolution of cloud computing the
the evolution of the internet, stating that although the web
existed before open standards, it was the arrival of HTML that
prompted the explosion of innovation that made the web what it is

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