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Discussion on: Looking for feedback: Tired of spending hours setting up the infra for open sourced tools?

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As an employee, it's not that difficult to justify products with an enterprise license. Most companies are concerned with time to market and live product support. Vendor consulting hours and support contracts come with many paid products. Being able to call someone when you're stuck or caught in a production situation is a game changer.
I do know that for smaller companies money is tighter and it might be harder to justify a paid product. For those, the best you can hope for is a well-documented project with an active community.
No matter where I've worked at, setting up infrastructure was probably one of the biggest time sinks. I miss the days where you had dedicated ops teams that would handle infrastructure related tasks.