Migrating From AWS to FB

Migrating From AWS to FB


When Instagram joined Facebook in 2012, we quickly found numerous integration points with Facebook's infrastructure that allowed us to accelerate our product development and make our community safer. In the beginning, we built these integrations by effectively bouncing through Facebook web…

This is great effort to move such a big elephant from AWS to Facebook. I searched on github for Neti but could not find any. Couple interesting things to note here.

  1. The migration within AWS from Classic EC2 to VPC itself is a major major issue.
  2. Instagram was running the Ubuntu on EC2
  3. Facebook runs on CentOS

It would be interesting if Instagram does through some light on what issues they faced when migrating from one distro to another.

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