[Box-Admins] Re: Moving box3 off Gandi hosting

Tobias Pape Das.Linux at gmx.de
Thu Sep 22 20:28:42 UTC 2016


On 22.09.2016, at 17:19, Brett Smith <brett at sfconservancy.org> wrote:

> On 09/22/2016 02:07 AM, Tobias Pape wrote:
> […]
> Tobias,
> Sorry for my confusion. Given infinite resources, my own preference is to have one server per service. That makes it easier to adjust resources for a specific resource as needed, and avoids situations where multiple services on a single server secretly depends on shared configuration, which can lead to deployment hiccups.

My thoughts exactly.

> But, we don’t live in a world of infinite resources. In particular, Rackspace will only cover expenses up to USD$2,000 per month on your account. The Squeak project would be responsible for any remainder. So that might push you to have fewer servers.

Yes, I've looked into it and it seems the we have few enough services that separating all of them would be theoretically possible. I don't think we should isolate all of them, but wie probably could if the need arose.

> An interesting middle ground is to run each service in a container a la Docker. That lets you run multiple services on a single server for cost efficiency, but also gives you most of the benefits of isolation as well. But orchestrating this requires additional time to plan and deploy which you might not have.

I seconds that. Docker seems cool but I'm personally not yet "with it", and I got more experience with 'actual VMs'. That being said, its not up to me :)

> I’m setting up the accounts you requested next. I’ll follow up on that mail separately.

Thanks a lot.

Best regards

> Best regards,
> -- 
> Brett Smith

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