This is very good reading. IF you decide to go with a cloud solution the big question is..are you in control of your data or are you at the total mercy of the cloud vendor? This has significant ramifications for your business if the cloud vendor either fails to provide proper service or worse..goes totally and permanently dark. Redhat’s CEO warns, and properly so, that the cloud can result in more lock-in than was ever possible on the desktop. He is absolutely correct.
Here’s serveral article about cloud lock-in
Zenoss Blog: No Node Left Behind: Three Cloud Lock-in Considerations – Open Source Network Monitoring and Systems Management.