Why build servers in more than one continent? How do we make sure our infrastructure is compatible with the EU requirements? And How can we prepare from day one to the stage where we’ll need to build infrastructures in more regions?
monday’s servers have always been in the US. We didn’t dedicate a lot of thought to it and took it for granted. After the Snowden case was made public in 2013, revealing the capabilities of American intelligence agencies, a wave of privacy legislation swept the world, which prompted many organizations to demand that their information be kept in a particular geographic area, particularly in the EU.
Like quite a few companies that hold private and sensitive customer information, we too have met this requirement. We have embarked on a journey to make monday a system that can run independently anywhere globally and still function as one linked unit. Today, almost a year after we started the project and are already operating on two continents, we are beginning to reap the rewards.
In this week’s episode, Darya Wertheim speaks with David Virtser, Head of Infrastructure, and Daniel Mittelman, Infra Tech Lead. They talked about the challenges that came with this project, the stage where a company should start thinking about a multi-regional deployment, and the right way to build an infrastructure from the very first days of a company
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