What can we do to better align Ops and Dev so that they can speak the same language and work towards a more common goal? This article series attempts to address a portion of this problem by presenting development teams insight into how specific decisions impact the day-to-day operational requirements of an application. In this case, let’s look at the Ready Queue.

We’ve all seen it before; the request comes in from the application development team with a simple one-liner: “We need four 16 vCPU machines for the application environment? and the operations team winces at the idea. Why is that?

One of the challenges we have with this scenario is that there should be questions about what the requirements are for the application environment as the first step. While the developers have clearly highlighted that this application is CPU intensive, the question should be asked as to whether the application really requires, or will effectively use, such a CPU-heavy configuration.

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