My technical advisors...the guys that want to write code for me...want to drop about 80K on hardware assets. Ouch! Of course a lease comes to mind. Less ouch! Yet, I am aware of the cloud which is like getting the functionality of servers but paying for it as if it is a utility. Pay for what I use - a pure variable cost. Great! :-) Now could somebody explain to me why I would want to do anything else but the cloud? I mean, I can see why I need workstation/laptops, but can't I get all my other server needs hosted website, database, cache, apps, backups, DNS, Crypto, and mail - and just pay as I go?
Thank you for your advice.