The clouds and technologies we use in 2019 are a by-product the last decade of low interest rates. As these rates change it dramatically alters the way we use cloud and shapes the technologies that will define the next decade.

Money has been effectively “free” since 2008, and this last decade of low rates coincided with the growth of public cloud and the emergence of “big data.” AWS, GCP, and Azure began, respectively, in 2006, 2008, and 2010. The bulk of the migration to public started after the financial crisis in 2008, and low interest rates enabled this expansion. …

Tim O'Brien

I write and I code. Not always in that order. I do infrastructure and architecture at Walmart. (Opinions are my own.)

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