Outages, APIs, Benchmarks and Other Atrocities of Cloud Marketing
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On the Subject of Negligent,Incorrect, Dishonest,Obfuscating, Bordering onUnethical, Intentionally andUnintentionally Misleading, AndOtherwise Corrupt CloudComputing Marketing. AlsoBenchmarks and APIs.
On the Subject of Outages.• Don’t ambulance chase• You already fail, and if you don’t, you’re going to and you are going to look and feel stupid• Outages are a really awful thing to happen to anybody• Can your internal team really provide better availability than xxx?
On the Subject of Benchmarks.your sample code in no wayresembles a large scaleproduction web app
On the Subject of Benchmarks. your laptop is not a distributedsystem
On the Subject of Benchmarks. your ruby on rails script doesnot emulate concurrency
On the Subject of Benchmarks.• Don’t publish shitty benchmarks• Know a shitty benchmark: check for implementation and concurrency• There are companies that are optimizing their code for script kiddies with macbook pros publishing crap benchmarks on their hipster blogs
On the Subject of APIs.Does the thing the API is attached to remotely work?Please check [ ] yes [ ] no
On the Subject of APIs.But seriously….. [ ] Does the underlying infrastructure make sense [ ] Are there any production users [ ] Is the code production ready? [ ] If it ruins your entire life, do you give a fuck about the API?
On the Subject of Nonsense. the following words don’t mean anything
On the Subject of Nonsense.• Big Data - you probably don’t have big data - the data you wish you had doesn’t count• Cloud Optimized / Standardized / Maximized / Accelerated - please never use these words• Full Stack Solution - there is no such thing as a full stack solution - your stack is probably falling apart if you think you have or need this• Interoperable / portable / compatible - you can make anything interoperate with enough time and money - does your app even run right on one cloud?• Leader / innovator / new-category-inventor - you probably aren’t leading anything - the magic quadrant is a lie - rocketships, waffles and Nicki Minaj are innovative. Your stuff probably isn’t
Solutions1. Fire your entire marketing team2. Hire people who have some vague notion of what they are talking about3. Make the marketers talk to engineers.**Note: This might be painful for everyone involved.