More care must be taken around the naming of things
Naming things as a Cloud Architect#
When you architect a system you might build and configure it but not be involved in day-to-day operations. But a host of other people are: automations, operations, implementations, Managed IT services and Service Centre staff.
If we can save just a few seconds of confusion and frustration - making things more obvious - then we would have saved everyone hours and days of time and customers even more when things get resolved faster.
It may take a lot longer to think of a meaningful name but you could be saving days for other people.
Names should be:
Adding features across new regions becomes easier when names of things are consistent across regions.
You want to give the minimum to make it distinct.
Things to avoid:
- Unnecessary large name
- Inconsistent naming.
- Knowing the difference between display names and ids. Automation teams will use the
uuidwhile frontend users will use the display name. Don’t mix the display name with the id
- Case - keep the same case
- Spaces - no spaces - if possible for api related stuff
Know who is using your system#
Users should know where to go - in an obvious way and not require a lookup.
For example to go to ovirt management console:
Is obvious. xkm65099vm.example.com is not.