Customers evaluating MLOps platforms as a service need to provide customer data during the evaluation phase. The data often needs to be moved to the MLOps companies’ warehouses. This is not a simple task and can become costly if the two partners are using different cloud service providers. Apart from the challenges of data transfer, there is also the matter of compliance and privacy. For sensitive data, a secure transfer is not enough, and masking and other anonymization measures need to be implemented. In this talk, we review the myriad roadblocks faced by companies evaluating MLOPs platforms in providing access to their data for evaluation purposes. Further, we discuss some potential solutions.