(Bloomberg) -- For years, getting into the business of renting out extra computing power through the cloud has been a bit like getting into the business of nuclear power.
First, you have to spend a few hundred million dollars on ginormous hardware and the pricey software to run it. Next, you have to hire a team of Ph.D.s to make sure the equipment always runs pretty much perfectly, because one screw-up means a customer—probably a big corporate IT department—leaves forever.
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