Re: Was Netflix a unicorn?
A key point to keep in mind is that we are also looking at the current state of affairs. Years ago, Netflix suffered a large outage around Christmas that might have been reduced had they used a hybrid cloud approach. Ofcourse, hindsight is 20/20 and there were many factors that we could argue either way, but the key point is that you still are at the mercy of the cloud provider if you are using a single-provider versus a hybrid approach. Both have pros and cons, it really depends on risk tolerance, in-house skillsets, and the type of relationship you have with your provider. If you are a key customer, there's a good chance that you will probably have reduced risk than other smaller customers might face due to the way these services are set up to support large vs smaller customers.