After years of running one of the largest OpenStack clouds, we've learned a thing or two. Early architectural decisions about networking, storage, and scaling have real and lasting consequences. We'll walk through some of these early decisions, some which turned out to be good, but many turned out to be bad. Also included are some strategies for thinking through the long term impacts, to help you avoid similar pitfalls for your cloud.
Details on Go Daddy's cloud architecture (the good and the bad) and the reasoning behind those decisions. Tips and strategies for avoiding architecture decisions that might have long lasting harmful consequences for your cloud.