I’m working on a bit of a side project that’ll involve some web work. Nothing really that huge, but potentially pushing a few terabytes of data a month out to customers. The way things are now it’s just so much easier to spin up some stuff in AWS or Azure than anything else.
I remember working at Insurance.com neé Comparison Market where we had our own little server room. If I needed to get a few servers (for redundancy obviously) for a web server and add on a database and stuff I’d be out a few grand and that’s without even having somewhere to put it.
Having access to stuff like this is such a democratizing feeling. You have an idea, you can stand up a stack of servers and resources and you’re only spending a few bucks a month. It really is pretty amazing.
More on the project later as I get a bit further along on it. :-)