What do you think about the "cloudification" of mobile?
joshbaird at gmail.com
Fri Jan 28 13:22:50 UTC 2022
I think Netflix's usage of AWS is being understated here.
On Fri, Jan 28, 2022 at 6:29 AM Mike Hammett <nanog at ics-il.net> wrote:
> There's a big difference between a website (admittedly a complex one) and
> a mobile core.
> Mike Hammett
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> *From: *"Michael Thomas" <mike at mtcc.com>
> *To: *nanog at nanog.org
> *Sent: *Thursday, January 27, 2022 3:54:57 PM
> *Subject: *Re: What do you think about the "cloudification" of mobile?
> 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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