[Samba] Samba AD-DC in the cloud

Sven Schwedas sven.schwedas at tao.at
Mon Jan 27 16:39:34 UTC 2020

On 27.01.20 17:18, Rowland penny via samba wrote:> Why not be honest,
the 'cloud' is actually a server farm, somewhere else
> on the planet, over which you have little or no control.

Back in the old days we called this "managed servers" or "vservers".

Those had exactly the same problems, yet were also insanely popular for
mostly the same reason: You can just cut a cheque to someone who
actually knows what he's doing (hopefully), and don't have to invest in
building/maintaining your own IT expertise, which can be quite
expensive. (And, depending on where you are, you flat out might not have
enough qualified personnel around.)

Monthly subscriptions tend to be a lot easier to budget and/or get
approval for than payroll expenses, too, if you're in a large company
where bureaucracy has turned into a competitive art form. (See also, the
Roman Empire, Decline and fall of.)

That's attractive to a lot of companies who think that IT isn't their
core business. Whether that's a correct assessment is a different matter…

Mit freundlichen Grüßen, / Best Regards,
Sven Schwedas, Systemadministrator
✉ sven.schwedas at tao.at | ☎ +43 680 301 7167
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