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.)
If you’re curious about where we’re hosted now instead of on these boxes, we’re hosted on the WordPress.com cloud through Automattic’s WordPress.com VIP service and on Amazon AWS.
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.