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Unvalidated Ideas #037

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Here's a fresh idea you can take out there and validate.

Hosted ETCD aaS (πŸ—’Raw Notes)

You know how Kubernetes is absolutely blowing up? Well there's one piece of technology that it all depends on -- etcd.

ETCD is kind of known to be a pain to run and manage properly, but it's the central pieces of Kubernetes that not many people acknowledge -- Kubernetes does nothing but read & write from ETCD all day.

💼 🧠 Build an ETCD service provider/SaaS that makes ETCD clusters painless on the big clouds.

Why would anyone pay for a service like ETCD from you when they can run EKS/AKS/GKS and so on?

Companies run their own clusters (sometimes for cost reasons), using tools like kops, and kubeadm to set up their own clusters.

This is especially the case for companies running on bare metal. Those companies dont want to manage ETCD on top of everything else.

Some people were already wondering when AWS would do this back in 2021.

πŸŽ‰ Success report: ContractRates.fyi

Last week I heard from Michael who runs ContractRates.fyi -- he's running with the "Freelancer/Consultant price exchange" idea from Edition 12. Looks like the idea is now definitely validated.

Over December 2022, they took in and aggregated over 1000 different rates from freelancers! The site looks great, is quite noble in it's terms, and looks to be quickly becoming an awesome resource for contractors worldwide -- it's amazing.

I love to see people running with ideas, and especially when the implementation is this good, clean and simple with huge potential (especially in value terms for all the people that use it!).

Hats off to you Michael -- best of luck!

What was in this week's uncut edition?

Like being teased? I hope so, because here's what was in the uncut edition this week:



Don't forget, there's always money in the banana stand 3x more in the uncut edition.

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