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Microservices guru says think serverless, not Kubernetes: You don't want to manage 'a towering edifice of stuff'

Povl H. Pedersen

Cloud or not

Cloud has many advantages.

The biggest advantage is that it is not a headcount item, so you can not downsize management of the servers. Servers do get patched. No FUD can delay that. Bad code will break, but you have to adapt. Inside company walls - own servers - you would be forced to roll back.

But it is expensive, comes with very little support. But usually runs better than self-maintained.

I like cloud for many reasons, but there are also risks associated with it. You have to compare internal operations risks vs cloud operations + cloud risks.

Many companies outsources or goes cloud because they can not get qualified staff to run things on-site. Devops (the new word for the classic sysadm) people are a rarity.

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