Rootconf 2014

On devops and cloud infrastructure

Poniters and Blockers for scaling your Startup to a Corporate

Submitted by Aditya Patawari (@adityapatawari) on Jan 31, 2014

Section: Crisp talk Technical level: Beginner Status: Rejected


How to scale a small startup having around 10 server to an organization with a few hundred to thousands of server.
To discuss the challenges faced by devops in this scaling and probable solutions to these challenges.


Below is a outline of things I would like to talk about:

  • Why hire devops rather that separate developers and operations team?
  • Invest in automation
  • Encourage internet search
  • Build monitoring early
  • Never do over-logging
  • Pick the right vendors, bargain, try out new things
  • Encourage open source early
  • Have a spine, you'll have long battles with almost everything


Good for curious and n00bs.

Speaker bio

I am Aditya Patawari, currently working as Cloud and Infrastructure Engineer at I play around with Enterprise Linux, Ansible, Puppet, Nagios, Python, Cloud (AWS and OpenStack) both as a part of my work and out of interest.

This talk is primarily out of my experience from being very early stage employee of and building it to what it is today, running 1000+ servers from 12 different locations worldwide.

I have been a speaker at FUDCon Pune, FUDCon Kuala Lumpur, GNUnify Pune and have delivered talks on Puppet, Git, infrastructure scalability and various other topics.



  • Vamsee Kanakala (@vamsee) 6 years ago

    Hi Aditya, the content looks good, but the title of the talk can be a bit more precise, I think. Can you rewrite it to sound more relevant?

    • Aditya Patawari (@adityapatawari) Proposer 6 years ago

      Hi Vamsee, does the new title suits better?

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