Storify provides a platform that major news organizations and information sources go to when they want to embed comments from social networks into their accounts of breaking news. The bigger the news, the bigger the surge in traffic to Storify’s site. The company’s first cloud environment could not meet the requirements for scalability when a big story broke, nor could it keep up with Storify’s growth.
Storify migrated from its first cloud provider to Joyent, which delivers the performance and reliability Storify’s customers demand. This solution also meets Storify’s need for scalability, enabling the company to ensure good performance during heavy use periods and to triple its user base in one year. Storify got “fantastic” support from Joyent during the migration to the Joyent cloud.