After eight years in existence, Pinterest has grown into 1000 microservices, multiple layers of infrastructure, and a diverse set-up of tools and platforms. In order to manage all of this they needed a compute platform that enabled the fastest path from idea to production with simplicity for their engineers.

Pinterest turned to Kubernetes on Docker containers. In this case study, they describe their journey, using Jenkins clusters, and how the team was able to build on-demand scaling and new failover policies in addition to simplifying the overall deployment and management.

Running on AWS since 2010, Pinterest sees themselves as a ‘cloud native pioneer’ and is eager to share their ongoing cloud native journey and contribute their learnings back to the community.

See a summary of Pinterest, with metrics, here.

Watch the video of Pinterest’s journey from VM’s to Containers presented at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America.