What do you think about the "cloudification" of mobile?

Mike Hammett nanog at ics-il.net
Thu Jan 27 12:43:31 UTC 2022

Cloud-hosted infrastructure just doesn't work reliably. Too many points of failure along the way. 

Mike Hammett 
Intelligent Computing Solutions 


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From: "Mark Tinka" <mark at tinka.africa> 
To: "Tom Beecher" <beecher at beecher.cc> 
Cc: "North American Network Operators' Group" <nanog at nanog.org> 
Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2022 1:11:56 AM 
Subject: Re: What do you think about the "cloudification" of mobile? 

On 1/26/22 17:10, Tom Beecher wrote: 

> Those folks also tend to learn hard lessons about what happens when 
> the Magic Cloud provider fails in a way that isn't possible to 
> anticipate because it's all black box. 
> Saving 12 months of opex $ sounds great, except when you lose 18 
> months of opex $ in 2 days completely outside of your ability to control. 

I don't disagree. 

What this does, though, is democratize access into the industry. For a 
simple business model that is serving a small community with a handful 
of eyeballs, not trying to grow forever but put food on the table, it's 
somewhere to start. 


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