Still, later in the article McKenty argues that cost is another factor that will eventually drive customers away from AWS.
“AWS in this sense is like a crack dealer. The first hit is free,” McKenty tells IT World, adding that as a customer scales cloud-based operations, “Amazon will cost you $80,000 a year for something you can buy for $3,000.”
But AWS is slashing prices all the time. Cloud pundits consistently tout the current delivery model of cloud. After all, why buy expensive infrastructure and incur all the maintenance costs that go along with it when there are so many great cloud providers — AWS and otherwise — to choose from?
So, a mass migration away from AWS? We’re not sold on it.
On Twitter, IT World’s Gohring shares her stance, saying “I can see it makes sense in some scenarios but a mass migration, I don’t think so.”
We couldn’t agree more.
Thoughts on this post? We’re all ears on Twitter @CloudGathering.
By Jake Gardner