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May-July 2021

FINN completes Covid-delayed migration to the cloud

Norway’s leading online marketplace for classified advertising has completed its migration to the cloud following delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Schibsted media group-owned (FINN) moved 850 microservices to the cloud following a concentrated push by management to complete the project despite a prolonged Covid-related delay. The migration involved moving FINN’s high-traffic website from an on-premise datacentre to the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) in an overnight transfer. The distributed system comprised more than 800 applications, 145 databases, 16TB of data and 183 virtual machines. FINN’s migration strategy incorporated a compact downtime window to minimise disruption to its online marketplace platforms. FINN selected Kubernetes as its open source container orchestration platform in 2016, which strengthened its “cloud-ready” mindset and paved the way for the development of a migration strategy, said Morten Hanshaugen, FINN’s director of infrastructure and operations. “We had a fairly mature platform on top of ...

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