Infrastructure Upgrades and Amazon EC2

AWS LogoAfter some very long nights and a lot of very hard work, we are proud to say that Unfuddle is now running wholly on Amazon EC2 servers. Vast amounts of Unfuddle code have been completely revamped to scale horizontally and to take advantage of the Amazon approach to hosting. Site performance has improved significantly across the board with virtually infinite room to grow.

Along with this infrastructure upgrade, a number of relevant software updates are now available. Most notable of these is that all Unfuddle Subversion repositories have now been upgraded to 1.5.x, bringing you new features such as Subversion merge tracking.

In choosing the Amazon platform, Unfuddle is effectively saying goodbye to Rackspace, our previous hosting provider. Rackspace was an excellent partner that served Unfuddle and its customers very well over the years. However, we simply needed to move on to an infrastructure partner that could better grow with our needs.

The Unfuddle team is very excited. Now that there is no longer an imminent need to upgrade our infrastructure, we can return to improving the feature set of Unfuddle. Many of you have been waiting patiently for more updates to Unfuddle – your comments have not gone unheard and we have some very exciting features that are now literally around the corner!

  1. January 27, 2009 Damien

    Excellent news, am looking forward to what you have up your sleeves :)

  2. January 27, 2009 Vaidyanathan B

    This is very cool news. We here at Multunus, Bangalore had sent over feedback about some performance issues.

    Now with this move to EC2, you have us floored.

    The Multunus Team :-)

  3. January 27, 2009 kmcital

    Congratulations! Our company is in the process of moving to Unfuddle for all of our projects. Performance was a concern during evaluation, but we trusted you'd have it worked out before long, didn't expect it to be so soon.

    Keep up the good work!

  4. January 27, 2009 Christian Winther

    wow - great news :)

    It sure has helped A LOT on speed for me in Europe :)

    I'm not longer saddend by ~20-30kb/s commits - just did a commit with 600 kb/s :)

  5. January 27, 2009 Chris Konizer

    Exciting news indeed!

    Can't wait to see the new features you roll out!

  6. January 27, 2009 Scott M.

    Great news! We're in the process of setting up our new site on EC2 as well so maybe we'll get lucky and have even faster deploys to production pulling from Unfuddle EC2.

  7. January 27, 2009 ActsAsFlinn

    So is this the end of the changing IP addresses?

  8. January 27, 2009 Joshua W. Frappier

    ActsAsFinn: Yes, this is the end of the changing IP addresses. During the migration, some accounts went through multiple servers, hence multiple IPs.

    Scott M: So far, while I don't have any concrete statistics, we have seen much faster deploys from Unfuddle for applications running on EC2.

  9. January 27, 2009 Dom


    The speed problems were getting us down.. Nothing like throwing some Extra Large EC2 instances at a problem to fix it ;)


  10. January 28, 2009 Andrés Gibson

    Great news. Congrats!! And waiting for those updates around the corner ;)

  11. January 28, 2009 Travis Reeder

    Congrats! You'll love it. We run all of our stuff on EC2 and it has been a life changing experience. ;)

  12. January 28, 2009 Dario Solera

    Wow. Speed is now excellent. Thank you very much for this step forward! Keep up the excellent service.

  13. January 28, 2009 JohnS

    Can you tell whether you evaluated Mosso and if so why EC2 won?

  14. January 29, 2009 Rodney Quillo

    Congrats to all of you guys at Unfuddle!

    I've been expecting you are moving to cloud platform and there you are!

  15. January 29, 2009 Geoff

    Congrats! I'd love to see a blog post on some of the lessons you learned while migrating!! (I'm hoping to do it myself sometime)

  16. January 29, 2009 Ray

    Welcome to the cloud. I'd be interested to hear a detailed technical story about your move if you don't mind sharing.

  17. February 1, 2009 Hardeep

    I'm new to unfuddle and love the service you guys provide.

    Can you blog about how you made such a smooth migration. I've used AWS extensively over the past 6 months and love to read articles regarding it.

    Welcome to the Cloud!

  18. February 2, 2009 Jo Wouters

    Our European Krimson team has been using Unfuddle for over a year now, and we are quite happy with it.
    Hopefully this move to EC2 (and Cloudfront?) will decrease the drop in speed we noticed in the (European) afternoon when your US clients started using Unfuddle.

  19. February 2, 2009 saharon27

    WOW... Excellent news...
    I'm using unfuddle for only couple of months but by all means it's one of the best.
    a little question... any chance it will suport multi-language in the future, it's the only down-side of this amazing service?

  20. February 3, 2009 clouds rule

    I too would be interested to hear whether you evaluated Mosso and if so why EC2 won. Our company is going through this very same decision at the moment.

  21. February 3, 2009 clouds rule

    I too would be interested to hear whether you evaluated Mosso and if so why EC2 won. Our company is going through this very same decision at the moment.

  22. February 4, 2009 Joe Grossberg

    It appears that the IDs for all our Unfuddle projects have changed as a result of this migration to AWS.

    This means all our bookmarks, bookmarklets, old emails containing links, etc. are broken, as well as tools we've written.

    Is anyone else experiencing the same problem?

    This is both unexpected and frustrating.

  23. February 4, 2009 Joshua W. Frappier


    The IDs for your projects should not have changed during the migration. If you believe that this has happened, please contact Unfuddle Support being sure to include your account details (subdomain, project id's, etc.). We will do our best to get to the bottom of things.

  24. February 6, 2009 Adam Bair

    I also noticed that all of my project IDs changed - Had to update all of my bookmarks :/

  25. February 25, 2009 Eric Duncan

    Very impressive about the EC2 move. Congrats!