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Pavel Gurkov

I don't see any "other side" in the article. Sure, 4 ops people cost half a mil. How many people would you hire so they make the magic cloud run? How much the service would cost? How much is lost in communications overhead with Heroku, or Amazon, or Google, or Microsoft when they respond to your ticket about half of your stuff not working within an hour - as that's their SLA - but you're bleeding money right now?

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Pavel Gurkov

You're kinda exaggerating in both ways: first, someone wants to buy their own server because hundreds of dollars is spend on Heroku (did they check how much servers actually cost?); second, a $500 Heroku job, if we're talking compute, probably can be done with one server. Okay, 2 for redundancy. You just don't need 4 people maintaining two boxes. This doesn't go along with illustrating your point.

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