Companies who use proprietary software, databases, or platforms are at risk of vendor lock-in. Businesses often find it impossible to move to an alternative vendor without the substantial financial expense or business disruption.

Our latest white paper looks at some of the benefits and pitfalls of vendor lock-in, and the negative impact that it can have on your business. We examine the background of proprietary vendors in the technology sector and explore how the rise of the Cloud and everything as a service (XaaS) has led to new vendor lock-in risks.

We also discuss how open source software can actively deter vendor lock-in and encourage technological agility, giving businesses the ability to try new and innovative software options. Finally, we look at the role that Percona can play in helping you avoid vendor lock-in.

Our White Papers are free. They are released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 license.