And he and Softlayer (part of IBM) make a good case for it here: Bezos’s law signals it’s time to ditch the data center in Tech News and Analysis.
This reminds me of a similar article, by Nicholas Carr, that was famous some time ago: Does IT Matter?
In both cases, where IT is a commodity like electricity or running water, getting the lowest cost and most generic (but good quality) version of it should be the goal.
However, IT can also be used as a differentiator. So can a data center. In those cases, company’s should control and manage their IT / data center to give themselves a competitive advantage.
P.S. As always, these views are my own and not necessarily my employers. See the “About” page for more on this.