Here's one (Australian?) guy and his small business, with some examples of the stuff he collects: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbMmuLDMx4Y
Checkout some of the insane setups on DSLReports , check out the pics. Here's an example .
AWS/GCE/Azure are an order of magnitude more expensive than running your own. And usually have poor and unpredictable performance to boot.
Then his comment was tangential (at best, and non-responsive at worst) to the OP.
> Owning and and maintaining your own servers is not hard at all, folks.
Sysadmins are useless /s