[Openstack-operators] Openstack team size vs's deployment size

Clint Byrum clint at fewbar.com
Mon Sep 12 22:26:02 UTC 2016

Excerpts from Mathieu Gagné's message of 2016-09-12 17:55:34 -0400:
> On Fri, Sep 9, 2016 at 6:41 PM, Mathieu Gagné <mgagne at calavera.ca> wrote:
> > On Wed, Sep 7, 2016 at 6:59 PM, Kris G. Lindgren <klindgren at godaddy.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> I was hoping to poll other operators to see what their average team size
> >> vs’s deployment size is, as I am trying to use this in an internal company
> >> discussion.
> >
> > It is difficult to come up with numbers without context as not all
> > team are equally created. But I think we are currently facing the same
> > situation where you feel the team can't keep up with the amount of
> > work.
> I also think that small team with small deployments has little
> incentive to invest in *heavy* automation (to help themselves) and/or
> tools to delegate its operation to a 3rd party or team. Your
> deployment isn't "big enough" so you feel it's not worth the
> investment because "I can manage those just fine" or "There isn't
> enough compute nodes to automate their installation", etc.
> Once you hit a certain size, you need to have those in place. Without
> those tools, you will feel overwhelm by the task, feel like you are
> the only ones capable of managing/operating the infra and can't
> delegate to anyone.

^^ This, so very this.

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