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Articles on the latest updates to our infrastructure

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fourfridays Stack

Posted by Umair Abbasi on Jan. 20, 2018

What builds up the fourfridays stack? We have recently published a document outlining all the technologies that run in the backend. We hope you enjoy the read.

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fourfridays Backup Infrastructure

Posted by Umair Abbasi on Jan. 3, 2018

We have implemented further redundancy to our infrastructure with database and critical file backups to Amazon S3. In addition, the backups on S3 are archived to Google Cloud Storage Nearline.The backups are executed on a daily basis with a 60 day retention period.The above redundancies are in addition ...

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Icinga Cloud Monitoring

Posted by Umair Abbasi on Dec. 30, 2017

The open source cloud monitoring tool Icinga has been installed and configured on our infrastructure. We are now able to monitor all our client websites and be alerted if any of the monitored services are disrupted.For instance, if any of the client websites go down, Icinga immediately records the ...

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Google Cloud Storage Nearline

Posted by Umair Abbasi on Dec. 25, 2017

Since moving all the media files to Amazon S3 we wanted to make sure we had a backup of the media files in a different location incase of a S3 corruption. We have setup Google Cloud Nearline Storage for archiving all media files.The archival is setup to check for ...

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Media Files Stored on Amazon S3 Cloud Storage

Posted by Umair Abbasi on Oct. 9, 2017

We migrated from Digital Ocean Block Storage to Amazon S3 Object Storage. This setup allows us to pay for storage used instead of storage allocated.We have also enabled Amazon CloudFront on all S3 buckets. This enables caching of all media files for faster media load times. In addition media ...

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