Transitioning to Native AWS Services, December 2022
As you may be aware, TeamRetro is currently hosted on the Salesforce Heroku Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), which in turn is hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) in Amazon’s Northern Virginia (us-east-1) and Frankfurt (eu-central-1) data-centers.
While the Heroku platform has served us well over the last few years, TeamRetro has reached a point where we’ve outgrown it and we are looking to set ourselves up for future growth and to improve our product services and security.
Migrating to AWS Native Service
We are planning to transition off Heroku to AWS-equivalent native service platforms (within the same data centres) in late December 2022. This migration will be transparent to you, although we hope you notice the improved performance and availability. As part of this migration:
Heroku Server Dynos will be replaced with AWS ECS Fargate services
Heroku Postgres will be migrated to AWS RDS Aurora Postgred clusters
Heroku Redis will be migrated to AWS Elasticache clusters
To further reduce our data footprint we’ll be replacing a number of current third-party processors with their AWS equivalents.
Sqreen (DataDog Inc.) web application firewall will be replaced with AWS Web Application Firewall
ImgIX (Zebrafish Labs Inc.) asset resizing and CDN will be replaced with AWS S3 + AWS CloudFront
Over the last two months we’ve been shaking and performance testing the new AWS environments in parallel to maintaining our existing Heroku environments. We have been working with our SOC2 auditors to ensure compliance is maintained during the transition phase.
We’d like to thank our friends at Mechanical Rock Inc, Assurance Lab and Amazon Web Services for their assistance in the planning and implementation of this migration!
Migration will be completed outside of business hours over a weekend, and will involve approximately 2 hours of planned downtime as data is transferred. Advance notice of this scheduled outage will be sent to account owners 48 hours prior to commencement.