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In the previous post, I wrote about using managed services for solo founders. In this post, I’m going to talk about self-managing your infrastructure. For the vast majority of solo founders out there, this is not the recommended path. But if you must, there are some things you should do to keep your life easier. 1. Containers, containers, containers! Everything you do should be containerized. Containers are portable and can be run anywhere. Also, they…

Yesterday on HN I saw a discussion on “how do you manage infrastructure as a solo founder?”. The question is about how to ensure that you have maximum uptime and ensure that issues are quickly resolved. This is a good question, as a solo founder you want to spend your time building new value, not fighting fires. Because of this, managed offerings are almost always the right move. They are more expensive, but the sanity…