What’s your Exit Strategy? Avoiding “lock in” everywhere

By Theo Salvo

Elevator Pitch

Today, “lock in” is a buzz phrase, whether it’s a database platform, a cloud provider, or your employer. You may not recognize it, but these are the same problem…with the same “gotchas” and the same fix!


Why are we all afraid of “lock in”? We’ll explore where it started, how to recognize it, and what we can do to prevent or ultimately make a change when the time comes.

We’ll cover three example scenarios: * Database platform * Cloud provider * Employer/Company


I work for Amazon, but these opinions are my own. I do not plan to have any branding of database platforms, cloud providers, or employers without referring to them as a collective.

Talk was previously presented/recorded at DevOpsDays Charlotte. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMKlf4WpkIA