Your Cloud Provider Is Toast. Now What?

Matt Asay, May 17, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

So recently the Database-as-a-Service (DaaS) provider terminated its cloud database service, giving customers a week to move their data. Being a paid customer did not help; it just gave you an extra week to prepare. So it's important as this article suggests to have a data migration plan. "What's your cloud back-up plan? Frequent data dumps?" But it also raises the question of depending on cloud hosting vendors in general. "If you had the chance to migrate your end-of-life SaaS application to an on-premises, open-source deployment, would you do it?"

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