How we migrated to AWS

A few weeks ago we (Conversocial) migrated our infrastructure from a shared Solaris host to AWS. I'm going to talk about how we did our migration, why we chose AWS is a big enough topic for another blog post. The two goals for the migration were: Migrate a customer at ... Read more

Is AWS the right host for us?

Short answer: probably not for 80% of sites out there. But, it is right for us. To find out why, read on. For a quick guide, skip to the conclusions ;-) Question of Cost AWS: generally more expensive for hardware For the hardware, AWS is expensive compared to traditional hosting ... Read more

SSDs on AWS - Impact on Conversocial

AWS releases SSD instances AWS recently released a new instance type with two 1TB SSDs attached locally. These SSDs are fast. Especially compared to EBS. EBS will push to about 700 random reads/second when RAIDed and network conditions are kind. The new SSDs will do about 120,000 random reads/second, a ... Read more

Colin Howe

I'm Colin. I like coding, ultimate frisbee and startups. I am VP of engineering at Conversocial