weeks - 8:25 pm on Dec 5, 2010 (gmt 0)
Ownership is about control.
...in the end it's just a big time suck, time that is better spent doing actual money making activities...
Having last year poured thousands of dollars on a project where the gearheads insisted we needed the control only a firm such as Rackspace could provide, only to have very little tech control (or control over the budget), you can put me into Bill's camp now.
I understand what Brett is saying regarding wanting to
toy with the extra ram is to setup a "read from ram - write to all ram/and hard disks" system to create a simple load balancer that would work in an almost unlimited number of boxes system...
But, to make Bill's point another way, it is amazing how budget and management considerations can inform technical requirements in a useful way.
Still, this said, budget and management considerations can shift as the business matures and technical capacity can provide creative insights.
I don't see his logic, but it's difficult to dismiss Brett's gut. And, it's great that he shared this. Very interesting.
Remember, I've been doing this for a few years.