Who are you getting this steal of a deal from?
Cloud costs roughly 4x than bare metal for sustained usage (of my workload). Even with the heavy discounts we get for being a large customer it’s still much more expensive. But I guess op-ex > cap-ex
I've never seen any of the providers listed offer "tons of ram" (unless we consider hundreds / low thousands of megabytes to be "tons") at that price point.
If you don't like that you can order a KVM-VM with dedicated cores at similiar prices and the problem is not yours anymore.
You want velocity for your dev team? You get that. You want better uptime? Your expectations are gonna have a bad time. No need for rapid dev or bursty workloads? You’re lighting money on fire.
Disclaimer: I get paid to move clients to or from the cloud, everyone’s money is green. Opinion above is my own.
With on-prem solutions, you can at least access the physical servers and get your data out to carry on with your day while the infrastructure gets fixed.
You can run your own hardware and pull in multiple power lines without establishing your own country.
I’ve ran my own hardware, maybe people have genuinely forgotten what it’s like, and granted, it takes preparation and planning and it’s harder than clicking “go” in a dashboard. But it’s not the same as establishing a country and source your own fuel and feed an army. This is absurd.
Fun related fact: My first employee's main office was in former electonics factory in Moscow's downtown powered by 2 thermal power stations (and no other alternatives), which have exact same maintenance schedule.
I didn’t know the cloud-to-butt translator worked on comments too. I forgot that was even a thing.
And then “your data is in my butt” was just a play on that.
But yeah, it's still a thing, and the message behind it isn't any less current.
I made IoT using cheap (arduino, nrf24l01+, sensors/actuators) for local device telemetry, MQTT, node-red, and Tor for connecting clouds of endpoints that aren't local.
Long story short, its an IoT that is secure, consisting of a cloud of devices only you own.
Oh yeah, and GPL3 to boot.