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Cloud lock-in: Google comes back at App Engine criticisms

ZDNet - Google says it's not company strategy to tie customers into its App Engine development platform but admits that with the cloud some degree of lock-in is inevitable.

Google has hit back at accusations of lock-in over its App Engine cloud development platform.

In a lengthy Google+ post entitled Lock in, what lock in?, Google engineering director Peter Magnusson last week said where lock-in is occurring, it's mostly unavoidable and not deliberate — and that Google is doing its best to minimise it.