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Red Hat Warns Government About Cloud Lock-in -- And Microsoft?

Jul 27, 2011, 11:00 (0 Talkback[s])

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In an open letter of sorts, Red Hat is warning U.S. policy makers and government leaders about so-called cloud lock-in -- the use of proprietary APIs (application programming interfaces) and other techniques to keep customers from switching cloud providers.

"The open letter, in the form of a blog entry from Red Hat VP Mark Bohannon, contains thinly veiled criticism of Microsoft and other companies that are launching their own public clouds.

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