@Pete-S said in VMware Community Homelabs:
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@FATeknollogee said in VMware Community Homelabs:
Why don't we see this from the other Type-1 groups?
One thing the VMware "community" is very good at is grass roots movement.
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Because there is thing thing called the cloud, which is way cheaper and way more beneficial and efficient than spending thousands on hardware upfront.
Whatever it is, excluding some very specific scenarios, I'd rather learn and build it in Azure or AWS... You know, Two birds one stone.
The cloud is flexible but not cheap. It's only cheaper if your needs are very small or very dynamic. If you need performance or storage, cloud instances will get proportionally even more expensive.
And they know it of course. That's why they expand their services to make it harder to move the workload to another cloud provider or your own datacenter.
It 100% depends on the type of work. If you're taking in 5 billion requests per day, there's no way it's going to be cheaper on site than in public cloud.
Even with CFD type work where you'd normally have a cluster. You have to weigh the capex of the servers and the ongoing cost of the maintenance and utilities vs just spinning up 10-20 nodes when you need it. However if you get into long running solves like 6 months or so, then it might be cheaper on site. It really depends on the work load.