Sailthru: Moving from Cloud to Colo

Ian White
CTO and Co-Founder

December 4, 2012


For nearly two years, Sailthru ran our entire MongoDB deployment on Amazon EC2, serving terabytes of data and processing thousands. We had a number of successes and a number of challenges, and ultimately decided to move our primaries to a physical hardware. I'll reflect on the move and the pros and cons of both cloud and metal, from hard experience.

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