Discussion on: What are some (theoretical and pragmatic) cases where it is worth having your own servers instead of renting from a cloud vendor

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Tony Metzidis
  • you're running a web crawler and many sites filter cloud IPs
  • you have high CPU or GPU demands, you will be paying ~3x in the cloud
  • you are doing something against the cloud vendor's TOS (e.g. bitcoin mining, network scanning)
  • You have existing PCI- or HIPAA-compliant infra (only a subset of AWS services are HIPAA)
  • you need to provide a private messaging service like Proton or Signal -- these need to be run e.g. in switzerland or panama
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Periklis Gkolias Author

Wow. Great points. Never considered most of them.