The Great Migration

Moving a multi-million MAU site to the cloud in 3 weeks with minimal downtime

It was October 29th, 2014. We were making a routine visit to our datacenter in south San Francisco, where the servers powering were humming along as always.

In the hallway, we ran into a network engineer who worked at the datacenter. “So you guys are moving out today, then?” he asked.

Puzzled, we asked what prompted the question.

“Didn’t you get the notice? Our provider was unable to renew the lease. Everyone needs to be out of here by the end of the year”

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