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UK regulators sound the alarm on cloud vendor lock-in

May 31, 2024

Via: CIO Dive

As cloud has become a prime mover of enterprise modernization, regulators have scrutinized the business practices of the three largest global providers — AWS, Microsoft and Google Cloud.

Together, the three hyperscalers control two-thirds of the global cloud infrastructure services market, according to Synergy Research Group. Separately, the companies maintain discount programs, billing language and technical specifications that can make switching providers difficult and operating in multiple clouds costly and complex.

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