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Director, OpenShift Strategy at Red Hat. Founder of Rishidot Research, a research community focused on services world. His focus is on Platform Services, Infrastructure and the role of Open Source in the services era. Krish has been writing @ CloudAve from its inception and had also been part of GigaOm Pro Analyst Group. The opinions expressed here are his own and are neither representative of his employer, Red Hat, nor CloudAve, nor its sponsors.

One response to “SaaS Risk Reduction – Open Formats”

  1. Michael Dunham

    Good points – one thing that keeps making me think however – The simple fact is that generally SaaS buyers assess risks more carefully in the prospective application than they do in their own data center or IT shop. That is fair, businesses should “buy up” and not just replace their problems with new ones. But they should also be honest – they have patches not being applied because of staffing issues. They have hardware that is long past its reliable life span. They have security risks they can’t identify.

    These are opportunities for SaaS vendors and if the vendors are smart – they are addressing them full on. If not, look elsewhere. But no one should be dismissing SaaS because it has perceived risks. Looking under the covers is good – but do a little thinking about what your real risks and costs are if you do nothing..