The numbers don’t quite work compared to a Co-lo with a typical peak to peak charge though if the bandwidth or CPU needs are decent. This may not be true for others, but is is true in my case when I tried my best to do an apples-to-apples comparison.
Also, some of our clients are not comfortable with the idea that they don’t own anything. A co-located server can be re-deployed at a new data center under a new IP. A cloud SAS account may not leave a migration path at all.
Conclusion — It may still take a few years before I’m 100% ‘in the cloud’.. But I have a feeling I’m going there sooner or later, I have to agree with the article.]]>