Specify Cloud – Migration to AWS

Migration of Specify Cloud Instances from DigitalOcean to AWS

Dear Specify Cloud Users,

We are informing you about our migration of the Specify Cloud hosting infrastructure from DigitalOcean to Amazon Web Services (AWS). This migration will enable us to enhance scalability, expand our reach to more regions, and strengthen security measures.

Key Migration Details:

  1. Scheduled Outage: The migration is scheduled for the entire day of Saturday, October 14. Users will not be able to access their Specify Cloud instance during this time. Special accommodations can be made for users who require access during this date.

  2. Data Integrity: The Specify databases will be migrated securely to AWS. Our team has taken necessary precautions to ensure data integrity throughout the migration process. You can continue using Specify Cloud with confidence after the migration is complete.

Key Benefits of AWS Migration:

Migrating to Specify Cloud to AWS brings several benefits for our users, including:

  1. Enhanced Performance: AWS offers advanced infrastructure capabilities that will improve the speed, responsiveness, and overall performance of Specify Cloud.

  2. Increased Scalability: AWS provides flexible and scalable resources, allowing us to seamlessly accommodate growing user demands and traffic spikes.

  3. Robust Security: AWS implements rigorous security measures and adheres to the highest industry standards, ensuring the confidentiality and integrity of your data.

  4. Reliability and Redundancy: AWS’s robust infrastructure and redundant systems will enhance the overall reliability of Specify Cloud, reducing the probability of service disruptions.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the migration, please do not hesitate to reach out to our support team at support@specifysoftware.org. If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please let us know!

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Good news!
Will you be deploying as containers on AWS? That would be great!
If so, will you be using a simple EC2 instance or using AWS container tech such as ECS or other?
I would love to learn more on your migration process.
Please keep us informed :slight_smile: