Self-managed Scalability Working Group

This group within GitLab ensure all new customers are set up in a standardized environment that will scales with their needs. Learn more!


Property Value
Date Created May 21, 2019
Target End Date June 23, 2020
Slack #wg_sm-scalability (only accessible from within the company)
Google Doc Self-managed Scalability Working Group Agenda (only accessible from within the company)
Issue Board gitlab-org boards 1131633

Business Goal

Ensure all new customers are set up in a standardized environment that will scales with their needs. Migrate existing customers to an appropriate reference environment.

Exit Criteria (100%)

Business outcome

  • Since we have completed the performance testing, Our reference architecture has been the default starting point for self-managed customers looking to set up HA. This is a significant improvement in efficiency by reducing the time SAs spend helping customers determine the right sizing/setup.
  • The performance testing kit has been utilized by prospects who need to prove performance at scale as part of their pre-purchase due diligence. Previously, the customer had to do this on their own, which was time consuming, complicated, and risked the deal moving forward.

Roles and Responsibilities

Working Group Role Person Title
Facilitator Mek Stittri Director of Quality
Support Lead Aric Buerer Support Engineer
CS Lead Brian Wald Solutions Architects Manager
Quality Lead Grant Young Sr. Software Engineer in Test
Development Lead Matt Nohr Engineering Manager, Monitor
PM Lead Dov Hershkovitch Senior Product Manager, Monitor:APM
Tech Writing Lead Achilleas (Axil) Pipinellis Technical Writer
Member Tom Cooney Director of Support
Member Francis Potter Solutions Architect
Member John Woods CSM Manager
Member Tanya Pazitny Quality Engineering Manager
Member Andrew Newdigate Distinguished SRE
Member Nailia Iskhakova Software Engineer in Test
Member John Skarbek Senior Site Reliability Engineer, Delivery
Member Jason Plum Senior Distribution Engineer
Member Vincy Wilson Quality Engineering Manager
Member Catalin Irimie Support Engineer
Executive Sponsor Eric Johnson VP of Engineering