This isn't a post about a revolutionary new way of thinking about managing servers. The code and techniques we've been playing with are well-worn paths really, but I think there's an interesting point in here for companies like us. We develop web applications and run them for a relatively short time before handing them back to clients. We aren't focussed on long-term corralling of thousands of servers of different operating systems, and it seems to me that's what many server management tools are interested in.
Here at Made by Many we’re very interested in whether things are available or not. Our first venture into this exciting space was, of course, the excellent toilet project, but our collective imagination was already set racing. To which area of the studio could we next apply our keen availability solutions?