Re: Uh Huh - No one has to worry anymore about the hardware? Cloud solves all that ?
"After all, who wants to be swapping out failed drives and fans these days? Even compliance has caught up with public cloud in most sectors."
..........Of course you don't, but somewhere, someone will also be doing this in the "Cloud". Zero impact on customer services, via clever QoS delivery models? Maybe...
It' s as if the whole IT world has become so blinkered by notions of abstracting apps, DB, n code etc away from the nasty HW layers, that they have completely forgotten the underlying Cloud Tin, which is still as frail/robust/prone to inter-tin/firmware glitches as it ever was.
"Ah", they say, "But MSFT, AWS. Google etc can all pick that up, absorb the massive interopereabiliy and microcode revisions testing bills, cost-effectively, whilst giving everyone their desired OLTP, uptime, RPO and RTOs."
As a CTO/CFO/CEO, are you going to bet the Company's mission critical apps and data on that? Performance and cost are one thing with Public Cloud, data sovereignty, security, and latency are another. One can see why the big ISPs are pushing for abolition of net-neutrality.
Many CEOS will still be requiring their teams to continue swap fans n HDDs for some time to come, I suspect.