Case Study: Financial Times

Challenge: Cluster orchestration that’s less stressful to operate

Application: Migrating 150 microservices in the content platform to Kubernetes

Solution: Kubernetes orchestration on Docker containers

Production incidents

dropped from 17 to 3 per month

Cost of migration:

will break even in 3 years

60% cost savings

going from one service per VM to containers on Kubernetes

Reduced hosting and support costs by nearly 30%

“A good metric for satisfaction is the number of sarcastic comments in Slack. And I think it is honestly the case that I haven’t seen anyone being sarcastic about the new platform who were very sarcastic about the old platform. Definitely the ‘number of sarcastic comments’ metric has gone way, way down.” —Sarah Wells, Technical Director for Operations and Reliability, Financial Times

“Every single person basically migrated some services. This was great because you want everyone on your team to understand the technologies you’re moving to, and have a chance to give you feedback about them.” —Sarah Wells, Technical Director for Operations and Reliability, Financial Times

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