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Re: [tlug] hosting in Japan

Thank you Mr. Glover for saving me from writing the entire diatribe on my phone.

As always you can have inexpensive, high quality, or fast. Pick TWO. 



> On Feb 13, 2017, at 15:02, Josh Glover <> wrote:
>> On 13 February 2017 at 04:55, Jason Frisch <> wrote:
>> We see many instances where customers move to us (and our non-big 4 competitors), because
>> AWS was just the “easy” choice when they get started, but once they need real performance and stability, and cost-performance, AWS doesn’t tick any boxes so they search for alternatives.
> "Doesn't tick any boxes"? That's quite a statement.
>> A common saying in the industyy is “no one every got fired for choosing Amazon”.
> Is it? Is this saying common only amongst Amazon's competitors? I've
> yet to hear it in the wild, though it's a catchy spin on the old
> "nobody ever got fired for buying IBM" saw, which
> not-so-coincidentally appears in the very definition of FUD on
> Wikipedia:
>> The 1% of companies that require mega-scale and all the 101 services they have may benefit, but the other 99% will not.
> I have found the 101 services extremely useful in allowing a tiny dev
> team get a software startup off the ground quickly without having to
> fiddle with operating a RDBMS, a NoSQL database, a distributed queue
> system, cloud storage, a website, DNS, authentication and identity
> management, etc.
> I've yet to work for one of those companies that needs mega-scale and
> *all* the 101 services; the point is that AWS has most of the doodads
> and widgets that you commonly need for modern software development.
> If you don't know what you'll need, AWS is a fantastic choice, because
> you can quickly experiment with the services they provide to prove an
> architecture without having to make a major investment of time. When
> you have a mature system, you know enough to evaluate other solutions,
> be they self-hosting or using another cloud provider.
> AWS is not the only choice, and not always the best choice, but
> dismissing it out of hand as you've done here is doing a disservice to
> your readers, in my opinion.
>> My (biased) 2c.
> I used to work for Amazon, so my 2c is biased as well, though I've
> spent more years as an AWS user outside Amazon than I have as an
> Amazon employee.
> Cheers,
> Josh
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