All posts tagged with 'operations'
Last Monday evening we received this tweet: @freeagent your servers are running really slow tonight, making data input a real drag — Warwicka (@Warwicka) January 13, 2014 Naturally we take anything like this seriously so we started digging. First stop was New Relic which shows us average application and browser response times as well as a whole host of other useful metrics. Everthing looked normal. OK, time to hit the… Continue reading
Back in the hazy days of last summer we kicked off a project to improve the infrastructure behind FreeAgent, to prepare ourselves for an order of magnitude (or two) of very high growth in the coming years, as well as greatly bolstering our DR capablility. Deciding on a hosting strategy is not simple. Unlike when we first started FreeAgent, today there are a multitude of options: full cloud hosting, fully-managed… Continue reading
The FreeAgent Ops team head off on a two-day road trip this morning as we start the initial phase of our plan to build a new home for FreeAgent, the app. Since the company was initially founded we have hosted FreeAgent with Rackspace UK, on the outskirts of London. Our infrastructure has grown dramatically over the past 18 months as our customer base has rapidly increased. The introduction of our… Continue reading