Basecamp’s leaving the cloud.
In this article, DHH, co-founder and CTO at Basecamp, gives the reasons behind their choice.
The first reason is cost. From his perspective, harnessing the cloud only makes sense when your load is highly unpredictable.
The second is its negative impact on society as a whole. From a broader systemic standpoint, the “everything running on the cloud” philosophy is leading to re-centralization and the end of the Internet as it was initially conceived. And that’s a dangerous thing with potentially dramatic consequences.
It strikes me as downright tragic that this decentralized wonder of the world is now largely operating on computers owned by a handful of mega corporations. If one of the primary AWS regions go down, seemingly half the internet is offline along with it. This is not what DARPA designed!
Definitely, a switch against the current that’s worthy of reflection.
Are they right? Are they wrong? We’ll follow them closely to see how this movement plays out.
Want to know more? Read the whole article here.
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