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Cloud Native Architectures by Piyum Zonooz, Erik Farr, Kamal Arora, Tom Laszewski

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Cloud marketplace anti-patterns

The cloud marketplace can be a powerful tool to allow companies to acquire software with little or no long-term negotiating. It also allows companies to test new software to determine whether it will solve a business problem with ease and little in the way of upfront costs. However, there are cases where using the marketplace is not a fit. For example, if a company already has a long-term strategic relationship with an ISV vendor, with custom patches, or other specific product offerings, then deploying the software themselves is usually preferred. Alternatively, if a company feels they have an especially complicated use case (large scale, additional security, and so on) and the core competency to manage the ...

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