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UK government puts £750m on the table as it looks to deal directly with cloud providers

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>The difference is that electricity is fungible

That's half the point. If cloud services were fungible then vendors can all ultimately supply the same product it doesn't make sense to severely restrict the vendors you purchase from on the basis of underlying infra ownership. If cloud services aren't fungible, then vendors can all ultimately add value to the provision in different ways, so it doesn't make sense to severely restrict the vendors your purchase from on the basis of underlying infra ownership.

Let's try another analogy. This is like picking a freight company on the basis of whether they've leased or purchased their fleet. This is like picking a plumber on the basis of whether he owns or hires his blowtorch.

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