Are cloud architects biased?

It’s the bane of my existence: working with brilliant cloud computing subject matter experts who seem reasonable but end up being way too biased towards one set of technologies over another. I’m talking about people who prefer one public cloud over another, one database or AI system over another, and even on-premises versus public cloud.

You’ve probably seen this firsthand. The meeting starts by discussing how some technology will be leveraged before even debating the core requirements of the platforms or systems. “How do you already know that should be the target solution?” I often ask. They are either frustrated that I asked, or they ignore my question altogether.

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