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