Microsoft Azure CTO Mark Russinovich hears your cloud lock-in concerns, but it’s complicated

Microsoft Azure CTO Mark Russinovich hears your cloud lock-in concerns, but it’s complicated 768 1024 C-Suite Network
(L to R): Barb Darrow, freelance journalist; Mark Russinovich, Azure CTO, Microsoft. (GeekWire Photo / Tom Krazit)

As the technology leader for the second-place cloud computing vendor, Microsoft’s Mark Russinovich has a keen interest in finding ways for companies that have invested in Amazon Web Services or Google Cloud Platform to run their applications on other clouds. But he also understands why some companies actually want to be locked into a cloud.

Lock-in has been a dirty word in enterprise computing for decades, and it’s rearing its head once again as a new generation of companies comes to power and companies evaluate their technology budgets. “Lock-in is in the conversation always,” Russinovich…

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