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Around IT in 256 seconds

59 EpisodesProduced by Tomasz NurkiewiczWebsite

Podcast for developers, testers, SREs... and their managers. I explain complex and convoluted technologies in a clear way, avoiding buzzwords and hype. Never longer than 4 minutes and 16 seconds. Because software development does not require hours of lectures, dev advocates' slide decks and hand wav… read more

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#51: Cloud computing: more than renting servers per minute

Cloud computing is a broad term. In general, it refers to using hardware and software managed by someone else. Typically with very flexible pricing: we only pay for what we use and for the time we use it. We don’t build data centers ourselves. We don’t buy large servers and provision them. We simply rent a server on a per-minute basis. The cloud provider has a pool of servers and they are reused and recycled. Once we are done, we no longer pay and some other customer can use that same server. Just like we don’t own a taxi. We barely pay for kilometers and minutes. When the server breaks for some reason, the provider takes care of repairs and replacements. We simply, almost transparently, get a new machine.

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