Marrying The Cloud? 7 Items To Include In A 'Cloud Prenup'
Andrew R. Hickey
Have An Exit Strategy
And, lastly, what happens if the relationship doesn't work out and the two parties have to go their separate ways? When the cloud honeymoon is over, users have to determine what happens. Users must ask what happens if there's a problem and how do they recover data and re-launch cloud applications, Cicciari said. And what if the cloud customer changes their mind and doesn't want to be in the cloud anymore? What if the business and market changes and thus forces a change in strategy? A cloud prenup must have an exit strategy so both the cloud vendor and the customer can go their separate ways and avoid an ugly divorce.