Poniters and Blockers for scaling your Startup to a Corporate
Submitted by Aditya Patawari (@adityapatawari) on Friday, 31 January 2014
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.
I am Aditya Patawari, currently working as Cloud and Infrastructure Engineer at BrowserStack.com. 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 BrowserStack.com 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.