Sometimes your infrastructure isn’t able to keep pace with a growing business, especially if your company is relatively new. So you do you scale out while the airplane is in flight? Short answer–it ain’t easy.
Today on Datanauts, we talk with Josh O’Brien, senior director of operations at Sauce Labs. Sauce Labs provides platforms for companies to test enterprise Web and mobile applications.
Josh shares his experiences in a young company that had to “just make it work” with piecemeal gear, and how that affected the direction the organization could take as it grew. He talks about the ins and outs of using grey market gear, how to get vendors to work better with you, the impact of Kubernetes on operations, fostering cooperation across the organization, and more.
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