Do the costs of the cloud outweigh the benefits?
Andreessen Horowitz and the risk of writing blank cheques to an oligopoly. "On June 29th the Information, an online tech publication, reported that Apple, maker of the iPhone, is poised to spend $300m on Google Cloud this year, a 50% increase from 2020. It is also using AWS and its own data centres to handle overflowing demand for services such as iCloud, a data-storage app. On the same day the chief operating officer of a big software firm told your columnist that the current trajectory of cloud costs is 'unsustainable' but that it does not make sense just to leave the cloud. 'It is very hard. One can’t be so simplistic as to say it’s all cloud for ever or it’s no cloud.'"
From The Economist