Today at Grist we celebrate the end of our transition from our co-located infrastructure to the cloud. This change, which included moving our CMS and primary hosting, migrating our donation and membership applications and changing our email broadcasting technology, has seemed like a long process at times, but has resulted in a Grist that is infinitely more flexible and ready for growth than we were at this time last year (and given how we’re growing, that’s a good thing.)
The boxes pictured here powered grist.org and related stuff for over 3.5 years. Most were continuously running (disks spinning) throughout that whole time. Personally, I hope they enjoy the rest.