I am working in a tech start up, we are building a product and it has got to the point where we need to scale our servers so that it can handle huge traffic. The problem is that we have nobody here that has knowledge of dev ops, this is problematic since we have some high profile clients interested in working with us on the condition that we can handle a large load.
Anyway - my boss's attitude is for us to self teach ourselves dev ops, and is expecting us to handle the load on a single server. My attitude is that we need to hire somebody in that is a specialist and invest money on more servers. I am in a bit of a tight spot in the sense that we do not have the money to get new people in and build our server architecture, but I just don't know how to break this to my boss?
My boss is the type of guy who believe's nothing is impossible, and we can find the answers through googling. My concern is that he is underestimating the complexity of the task, and if we needed to expand the servers, we don't have the capital otherwise I would suggest we put the platform onto Amazon or Google app engine.