They know, and try to educate.
The crazy thing is, even used inefficiently, the Cloud is still a very good value prop for a lot of businesses.
What is there to say? There are huge scale inefficiencies in maintaining a small datacenter.
At $dayjob we have a small DC (8 racks). We’re facing chiller, UPS, and core switching/cabling replacements all within the next two years.
We did the math, public Cloud is cheaper for us, especially since about 80% of our instances can be shut down outside business hours.
Agreed. I've spoken with a few companies that could save quite a bit of money by buying RIs with a few clicks. With a little bit of work they could save a lot more moving large parts of their workload to spot instances. Almost feels like they want to brag about the AWS bill size...
AWS creates work, and creates spend, much more than it needs to.
This is all by design.
I can only imagine how the Oracle cloud must go for victims^Wcustomers.
Systems engineering is hard, on-prem or in-cloud.