How we persuaded the Financial Times Technology department to move everything to the cloud.

Moving the FT’s infrastructure from hybrid to “cloud only” was a large, multi-team, multi-year, multi-solution, multi-bloody-difficult project. This is the story about how we got so many parts moving in the same direction and the prize we got at the end.

The Financial Times used to have hardware and services running from data centres in New Jersey and the outskirts of London (Watford and Park Royal). Looking after your own kit is expensive and time consuming. The costs of hardware and software support and licensing, and the risks in terms of cyber security and reliability of ageing systems were not…

Mark Barnes

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