So DHH has been musing on #cloudexit – the notion of abandoning expensive cloud services in favour of something a bit more bespoke and, well, cost-effective. The idea of trimming down expenses by 60%? It’s compelling.
It’s akin to opting out of a pricey all-you-can-eat buffet for a home-cooked meal that better suits your palate and pocket. There’s a certain allure to customizing your tech infrastructure, to tailor it precisely to your needs.
Yet, it’s not without its challenges. There’s a trade-off between convenience and control, between following the well-trodden path or carving out your own.
I’m guessing every org has different needs, but I’d be interested to hear more from DHH on how his business has reassessed the benefits of cloud computing, as proclaimed by the industry leaders:
- Scalability: The ability to scale resources up or down as needed without the need for physical infrastructure changes
- Cost-Effectiveness (Pay-for-use): The cost-saving benefit where you pay only for the computing resources you use, which can reduce capital expenditure
- Resilience: Enhanced disaster recovery capabilities and high availability due to redundant resources
- Access: Easy access to your data and applications from anywhere, at any time, typically through the internet
Are we seeing a thing here? Does this impact MACH adoption in the enterprise? Is the lure of potential savings enough to make us reconsider our commitment to cloud-first?