Dr. Michael Stonebraker, Founder, CTO and Visionary, Hopara shares that the major disruptor in the industry is the cloud. He thinks everyone should have a plan to move everything they possibly can to the cloud as quickly as they can. Why? Because it’s cheaper. He shares a quick vignette to support his statement about why it’s cheaper: Microsoft Azure’s data centers are shipping containers in parking lots, in places with only cheap power walls and roofs for security. So, if one compares that with the raised-floor data centers in Berlin or Frankfurt, they are simply cheaper. They also offer a resource on demand: pay for what you need and don’t pay when you don’t use it. Hence, that’s almost guaranteed to be cheaper. He shares that the cloud will become even cheaper over time, and that is why he is a fan.

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