Our operations team works wonders. It’s thanks to them that Evernote can handle the tens of thousands of new daily users, the millions of synchronizing devices, and the petabytes of data that run though our service. Our CTO, Dave Engberg, wrote a post on our tech blog explaining a rethinking of Evernote’s service infrastructure, coupled with technologies that weren’t available to us when we launched, that make Evernote faster, more efficient and greener than ever.
The results of these changes allow us to consolidate hardware, house more users per server, and get more efficient use of our drives.
Besides making the service more responsive, these updates also resulted in a 50% reduction in per user power consumption for new users, which is pretty huge.
We tend to focus our attention on new features and functionality, so it’s great to share some of the things that are going on behind the scenes.