At my company we’re using Resin for a mission-critical function, a decision I inherited from predecessors. Having said that, it’s a really impressive product and I’ve enjoyed getting to know it.
But, we might genuinely be scrambling to ship product to customers if our resin devices stopped being available at short notice. Resin.io seems to still be in the VC-funded startup phase of existence, so as customers I think we have to assume that there’s still a reasonable risk that things won’t work out and Resin might not be around in the medium to long term. I’m worrying about how to communicate the potential risks to our senior management and what recommendation to make.
Have other customers here had similar thoughts, and come up with plans for how they could keep their devices running and move away from Resin at short notice? Looking at how we manage our devices right now, we seem tied to Resin for the most basic functions. And we don’t have the internal development resources (two developer for the entire stack) to feel comfortable that we could re-engineer in time to keep things running.
Finally, I don’t want to give the impressions that I’m making accusations or raising FUD. Like I said, I really like what I’ve seen of Resin so far. Just hoping for an open discussion about business risk.