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You need people to manage AWS instances too, ive never seen any evidence that it actually takes less people at scale.

Sure for a few instances, its likely to be true because there is a certain amount of fixed overhead for dedicated hardware, but it remains a relatively low constant, but in reality there isnt much difference in terms of labour between wrangling hundreds of AWS instances, and hundreds of servers, and the servers will be many times cheaper to run.

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