We are happy to announce that over the weekend we upgraded the infrastructure that hosts BookThatApp. We've migrated over to Amazon Web Services. For the technically inclined, we went from having 1 very large monolithic set up to splitting out the web layer, DB and background processing layers so that each got their own servers.

The results so far look great.

The blue line shows the response times for the last 24 hours when running on the new servers. The grey line shows the equivalent from last week. You can see that we are responding in less than 50 ms now (that's about 1/6th of a blink of an eye). It is also less "jumpy" because we now have a load balancer splitting the work for the web layer.

The net result is that outages or periodic slow downs should now be a thing of the past.