But are there some applications and organizations that have the scale and technical in-house expertise that could build a customized infrastructure that is more precisely tuned for the needs of their application?
I disagree with the premise. The idea that there is some highly specialized workload – we have highly specialized tooling to support workloads of that type. Whether you’re going to run high performance computing, or you want to run petabyte-scale analytics, or you want to run real-time streaming data over measurements that are coming from disparate locations at thousands of times per second; we have a platform for that. So I can’t think of a broader set of workloads that fit inside our infrastructure technology platform. And that’s by design. We’ve built the platform so that it could accommodate a very broad set, and that includes highly optimized, highly specialized workloads.
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