The Great Migration

From Velocity EU 2017.

Data center moves are rare but fascinating events. No two are the same, but often there are lessons to be learned from those who have done it before. In this talk, we’ll dive into the details behind Bitly’s data center move of 2016, Project Attenborough. This is a move that involved over 100 servers, a petabyte of data, and services that needed to stay available throughout the move. Throughout the talk, we'll review the decisions made in our particular move, the lessons learned from that experience, and the more general takeaways that can help your own data center move run smoothly.