Shining some sun on the cloud

November 5, 2011 Company News, General

Being the cynical, hard-bitten sysadmins that we are, we’re a bit skeptical about some of the more grandiose claims about cloud computing: 100% uptime, never having to worry about scalability, and all those other things that people who don’t understand reality seem to get terribly excited about.

It’s good to see every now and then that someone else has an experience that matches our own, such as Mixpanel’s decision to move off Rackspace’s cloud and onto dedicated servers. I’d love to know how to negotiate 50%-75% off a vendor’s list price, though…