This is my “Production in the Cloud” presentation form the recent TECHUNPLUGGED event in Amsterdam.
The skinny: It’s my opinion that public cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure are ready for many enterprise production workloads. More than most of us think.
Sure…… there’ll be cases where they’re not a fit. But for those cases that are a fit….. you’d be hard pressed to find a more highly available and more world-class infrastructure to deploy on.
A few quick questions:
- Do any of us really believe we can build better data centres than Amazon and Microsoft?
- Do any of us really think we’re better at security than Amazon and Microsoft?
- Do any of us really think we can build more highly available infrastructure than Amazon and Microsoft?
If you answered yes to any of the above…. then ask this final question…. can you do it at anywhere near the short term cost?