Here’s how Evernote moved 3 petabytes of data to Google’s cloud
Evernote decided last year that it wanted to move away from running its own data centers and start using the public cloud to operate its popular note taking service.

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一齊睇下 Evernote 嘅分享,節錄於文內:

Why move to the cloud?

“We were just very realistic that with a team the size of Evernote’s operations team, we couldn’t compete with the level of maturity that the cloud providers have got…on provisioning, on management systems, et cetera,” McCormack said.“ We were always going to be playing catch-up, and it’s just a crazy situation to be in.”

The immediate benefits of a migration

One of the key benefits of Evernote’s move to Google’s cloud is the company’s ability to provide reduced latency and improved connection consistency to its international customers.
From an Evernote standpoint, the company’s engineers have increased freedom to get their work done using cloud services. Rather than having to deal with provisioning physical infrastructure to power new features, developers now have a whole menu of options when it comes to using new services for developing features.