MAAS doc undergoing major updates

Bill Wear

on 21 January 2020

MAAS documentation has long been known as a highly-technical resource for technical, network-savvy audiences. As MAAS begins to expand its capabilities, we’ve decided that it might be a good idea to expand the blogs and doc in an additional direction going forward. Much of the new focus will be real-world examples, specialized configurations, and other problem-oriented explanations — in addition to the existing technical content.

These changes should become evident in a number of ways over the next few weeks and months:

  1. The screenshots will change from random, varying examples to a cohesive set of images, depicting a coherent, real-world example — in this case, a small-to-medium-sized hospital.
  2. More space will be given to technical details and step-wise instructions that were previously left to the reader.
  3. We will begin to highlight some examples and use-cases that meet the needs of more modest data centres. MAAS excels in these spaces, so we want to make it obvious how it fits there.
  4. From time to time, the blog may feature small hobby configurations to help showcase the extreme scalability of MAAS.
  5. Significant depth will be added to the technical details, since many MAAS users are well-versed in networking and want to skip directly to more complex discussions.
  6. Sidebar menus will be reorganized and expanded, to facilitate coverage for a wider audience.

In short, the current documentation will not disappear, but it will be radically expanded and upgraded. As always, we solicit feedback on any article at any point in its evolution, so feel free to explore the MAAS documentation or revisit it and offer your thoughts.

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