How do you choose the best hosting options for your product or firm? This week, we discuss the thinking in a choice between self-hosting, managed hosting, cloud options, and the new buzz word: "serverless".
- Don is headed to Gainesville for the Gator 100 ceremonies where both of his firms are being recognized as top 100 firms for growth by University of Florida alumni
- Randy worked as a substitute teacher for the Northwestern Coding Bootcamp full-time program for two days
- AspirEDU went straight to Heroku for their hosting
- Randy started with a desktop computer that sat in the middle of the room, to a closet rack system, to outsourced co-location
- Some of the biggest negatives of cloud vs in-house is cost or lack of control/flexibility
- When Amazon Web Services East goes down, everyone seems to be going down at the same time, but you can let AWS techs take care of it
- Nobody seems to talk about the dev ops people required to run a system if you switch away from a managed provider
- Everytime you need to go directly to AWS, there's a significant time investment to get things launched
- The less work our team handled on-site or on-team always had benefits from an efficiency standpoint
- Thanks to Jeremy Lasich for his contribution to our Patreon campaign to produce transcripts for each episode.
- Gator 100 recognizes the 100 fastest-growing Gator-led businesses in the world
- Northwestern Coding Bootcamp
- Amazon Web Services
- Google Cloud
- Microsoft Azure
- Heroku - Managed hosting on AWS
- Now – Realtime Global Deployments
- Linode - Linux azure.server hosting
- Netlify - app hosting
- Wes Bos - tutorial producer
- Don recommends a list called the Inc 5000 Inc 5000 Apply Guide
- Randy recommends Stephen Grider, an excellent tech tutorial producer
- Patreon: CTO Think Podcast is creating Episode Transcripts for Accessiblity
What is CTO Think?
A pragmatic podcast about leadership, product dev, and tech decisions between two recovering Chief Technology Officers.