When to Outsource DevOps and When to DIY


Should you buy of the shelf, or should you build your website management and hosting infrastructure? This is a top of mind question for many organizations adopting Drupal. 

This sessions will a joint presentation between two Drupal community members (Narayan Newton and Zack Rosen) who have many years of experience helping Drupal web teams answer this question. We will do a deep dive on how to approach the question for your organization, which questions to ask,  pitfalls to avoid, and how in the end to weigh this decision.

Here are the topics we will cover:

  • Establishing the requirements of your DevOps infrastructure
  • Questions to ask when researching open-source and off the shelf solutions
  • How to do a cost estimate on DIY
  • Quantifying costs that are not captured with off the shelf solutions
  • Case examples of how customers made their decision to build or buy
  • Pitfalls to avoid when making this decision

Session Track

Business and Strategy

Experience Level


Drupal Version