February 14th, 2013
Every six months or so stories crop up about startup companies leaving Amazon Web Services in whole or in part. Heck, I’ve done a few of those stories myself. These defectors usually cite fear of vendor lock-in as their rationale. And smart competitors — OpenStack players like Rackspace as well as Joyent, SoftLayer et al, do their best to capitalize on this “Amazon-has-gotten-too-big-for-its-britches” meme.