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A Search Cloud Provider article shared some tips for managed service providers (MSP) and system integrators to follow when they partner with a larger cloud provider. The article shares suggestions on how to avoid “cloud lock-in.”

  1. Assess the financial health of the cloud provider.
  2. Make sure the provider has an adequate data backup and disaster recovery plan.
  3. Understand the data migration plan.
  4. Study the fine print of the contract.
  5. Avoid developing directly to the cloud service provider’s proprietary application programming interfaces (APIs).

What do you think about this list – do you agree, and these tips are Ripe, or is this just Hype?

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