Regulators sound out users on cloud services competition concerns

May 24, 2024


Research by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has uncovered concerns that cloud users’ established commitments with hyperscalers may limit their future cloud computing options.

Public cloud infrastructure services were referred to the CMA for a market investigation by Ofcom, the communications regulator, which is investigating concerns that technical and business barriers such as software licensing conditions make it difficult for UK enterprises to either make use of multiple cloud service providers or to switch between them.

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