Some of you will remember (and probably not fondly) the network outage that Shopify suffered back in December . We were down for 4 long hours because some clusmy oaf tripped over a power cord and took out our network switch. At that time we cursed our hosting provider and vowed to quit them and move to some golden hosting Nirvana.
Well, we found them. Joyent has won both our hearts and our hosting contract.
JadedPixel has been working with the Joyent crew (in particular, Jason Hoffman, CTO) over the past month to ensure that Shopify has a stable, reliable platform from which to grow in the future.
We have not yet found an aspect of the Joyent Accelerator service that couldn’t be described as “industrial-strength”. Sun Microsystems servers running the Solaris operating system. F5 Networks’ BIG-IP hardware load balancers, gigabit switched networks, terabytes and terabytes of networked storage… Really, the list just goes on and on.
Our plans have been made, and our moves have been plotted; the day of the move will be Saturday, February 10th. The time: 3AM EST. We are scheduling up to one hour of downtime as a precaution, but we fully expect that the move will be completely seamless both to Shopify store owners and to your customers, and that your stores will be continuously available while services are migrated to the new servers.
Watch this space for more updates as the date of the move approaches.
Updated references from Textdrive to Joyent, to reflect their upcoming branding