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

Michael Thomas mike at mtcc.com
Thu Jan 27 21:54:57 UTC 2022

On 1/26/22 11:11 PM, Mark Tinka wrote:
> 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.
Didn't Netflix for the longest time run on AWS? I imagine if I were 
talking to a VC these days and said the first thing I was going to do is 
rack up a bunch of servers, I'd get laughed at. Cloud makes sense until 
it doesn't make sense. Just like everything else.


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