Chapter 8. Infrastructure

Ship the Shop

Just as you plan for bringing a new baby home from the hospital, when you take over an application, you also need to plan for the infrastructure and where it will be hosted. This is a very important, complicated element and something that often gets compromised. Think of it as someone shipping the whole shop to a new location without stopping the manufacturing. Now that can’t be easy! When we talk of infrastructure, we don’t mean just the production set-up. Infrastructure ranges from the development environment to the testing, staging, and finally, the production environments. Infrastructure can often end up being the costliest component of an ownership transfer exercise. Some instances of infrastructure ...

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