Follow me along on a journey through time.
When discussing the next thing it is always important to have a deep reflection of how it used to be.
Back in 2007 I was working for 7 years at SAP and there was one constant factor, before starting any project. Start early to think about the hardware before you think about the software that you want to build, before you had any specs or details and request the virtual or physical hardware, because we had to wait for 4-8 weeks (in the best case) until your one single virtual server with OS was ready.
The Cloud …
November 2007, I participated in a startup conference, where Werner Vogels, Amazon CTO, spoke about the Amazon Cloud. He also used this event to launch the m1.large instance with 2 vCPUs and 7.5 GB RAM.
Back then I was attracted by 2 aspects of the cloud
- Any number of machines at any time
- Charge by the hour of metered usage