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Scaling Operations Saves Money and Scales Faster

Jesse Robbins at O'Reily Radar has a nice post on how spending a little up front time on figuring out how to scale your operations process saves money on ops people and allows you to save time adding and upgrading servers. Adding, monitoring, and upgrading servers can get so incredibly screwed up that a herd of squirrels has to work overtime just to put out a release. Or it can be one button simple from your automated build system out to your servers. This is one area where "do the simplest thing that could possibly work" is a dumb idea and Jesse does a good job capturing the advantages of doing it right.

Reader Comments (2)

Jesse is right on point with this. I can't count the number of folks that I talk to every week who can't begin to take the steps necessary to scale properly because they're in fire fighting mode.

November 29, 1990 | Unregistered CommenterBert Armijo

Jesse's post is a great help. I'm a bit new to server upgrading so it really helped a lot. Thanks for the link Todd!

November 29, 1990 | Unregistered CommenterDennis Good

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