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...I'm reasonably certain that GOOG, AMZN, MSFT, FB, etc. don't lease their hardware, but would be fascinated to learn otherwise.



He's not talking about them, he's talking about normal companies, lots of places run their own servers.

AWS/GCE/Azure are an order of magnitude more expensive than running your own. And usually have poor and unpredictable performance to boot.


> He's not talking about them, he's talking about normal companies, lots of places run their own servers.

Then his comment was tangential (at best, and non-responsive at worst) to the OP.




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