VSHN.timer #167: When The Product Goes Down

16. Jan 2023

Welcome to another VSHN.timer! Every Monday, 5 links related to Kubernetes, OpenShift, CI / CD, and DevOps; all stuff coming out of our own chat system, making us think, laugh, or simply work better.

This week we’re going to talk about the consequences of products and services going down… particularly when you’re not livin’ on fat pockets, whatcha gon’ do? When the product goes down, ya better be ready.

1. What do you do when Azure literally runs out of compute resources? Can you migrate your work somewhere else, or are all your eggs in the same basket? When the cloud goes down, ya better be ready.


2. What do you do when Docker quietly raises prices and limits team accounts? Are all your containers built FROM images on Docker Hub? When the container registry goes down, ya better be ready.


3. What do you do when SourceHut blacklists the Go module mirror? Are you bypassing proxy.golang.org already? When Google gets greedy, ya better be ready.


4. What do you do when open-source projects such as Kite or Pinafore shut down? Do you fork, or do you migrate? When maintainers get more issue reports and headaches than pull requests or cash, ya better be ready.


5. What do you sell your customers? Remember that your tech stack is not your product. When they come to you to solve a problem with something that consists of software, ya better be ready.


Do you have contingency plans in place to cope with platform issues? Are you (financially or otherwise) contributing to your favorite (and critical) open-source project? Would you like to share some tips and tricks with our readers? Get in touch with us, and see you next week for another edition of VSHN.timer.

PS: check out our previous VSHN.timer editions about products: #114 and #134.

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Adrian Kosmaczewski

Adrian Kosmaczewski is in charge of Developer Relations at VSHN. He is a software developer since 1996, a trainer, and a published author. Adrian holds a Master in Information Technology from the University of Liverpool.

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