After VSCO moved to AWS in 2015 and its user base passed the 30 million mark, the team quickly realized that set-up wouldn’t work anymore. With a checklist that included ease of use and implementation, level of support, and whether it was open source, the team evaluated a few scheduling solutions, including Mesos and Swarm, before deciding to go with Kubernetes.

In this case study VSCO found that moving to continuous integration, containerization, and Kubernetes, velocity was increased dramatically. The time from code-complete to deployment in production on real infrastructure went from one to two weeks to two to four hours for a typical service. With an 80% decrease in time for a single deployment to happen in production, the number of deployments has increased as well, from 16 a year to 118 a year.

Learn more about VSCO’s cloud native journey below ⬇️