Co-Founder Mike Krieger describes Instagram’s Hosting Environment and Scaling Platform

on April 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

Have you ever wondering how Instagram migrated to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Hosting environment?

Mike Krieger, Co-Founder of Instagram has put together a powerpoint slide showing how they tackled the challenge of scaling their hosting and finding the most lightweight and high performance database to power the app.

They also had their work cut out when the Android version of the application was being released, as hundreds of thousands of users all around the world were eagerly waiting for the app to be available on Android. As a result they had almost 1 million downloads in the first 24 hours from Android users.