[vcf-midatlantic] Snipe-It

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Thu Nov 29 23:40:19 EST 2018

I dunno, Dave. Some pretty damn big companies like Netflix, AirBNB, Atlassian,  et. al., all seem to think its the right thing to use someone else's toothbrush. Fact is, thousands of companies use AWS. Almost 100% of start ups, my own included, with tens of millions of investment  use cloud systems (aws and azure - another toothbrush, not our own)  all seem to think it is a better idea to use someone else's toothbrush rather than using their own.

As a CTO myself with 39 years in IT, if I were to go on a job interview and insist that purchasing, depreciating, maintaining and staffing my own data center (24x7) was a better idea than using a cloud infrastructure (because that would be stupid), I don't think that would be a winning interview 9 times out of 10.

I dunno. Hard to swim against the tide on this one but YMMV.

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Subject: Re: [vcf-midatlantic] Snipe-It

On 11/29/18 9:42 PM, Andrew Diller wrote:
>>>> Like a "cloud" server, for example.
>>> I know it's your favorite pasttime to make fun of that idea,
>>  Yes, because it's stupid.  (sorry, no offense intended!)
> https://www.ceos3c.com/cloud/how-to-install-snipeit-on-ubuntu-16-04-on-aws-free-tier/
> AWS is not going anywhere- case in point, a huge portion of the companies I work for services are now run on AWS.

  Same here.  Don't make the mistake of assuming my opinion is based on
a lack of experience with AWS.

> I believe AWS is a perfectly acceptable choice for hosting something like this, esp in their free tier :)

  What "these kids today" don't seem to get is that it's "someone else's
computer".  In my world, that's about as reasonable as using someone
else's toothbrush.  I've had to mop up the remains of too many companies
who depended on outside services like that.  Amazon or not, I won't
trust them.  End of story.

  Ror this organization, it's not my decision to make; I can only offer
advice based on my professional experience.  I lead horses to water...If
they don't drink, I'm here to help if it blows up.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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