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Bringing HTTP/2 to GOV.UK

I've been trying to enable HTTP/2 on GOV.UK for the past 18 months. The initial trial back in October 2018 showed via synthetic testing that it actually slowed the site…

LWP April: Migrations

LWP April: Migrations

We’re back, and we’re 100% online. Our event that we had scheduled for March will now go ahead on our April schedule, but we will be live streaming ONLY, so you cannot attend in person. To attend, there is no need to register, just follow the link shown below. If you have Zoom, it will launch and join the call automatically, otherwise it will prompt you to install.

Things have changed a lot since the early days of the web, and one of those ways is in the importance of resilience. Resilience drives architectural decisions which prioritise fault tolerance, and also changes the way we think about migrations. No technology decision lasts forever, and when the time comes to move on, how do you do it without impacting availability, or end user experience?

The days are gone when it was good enough to throw up a maintenance page and load your one set of servers in a van (all at once). Today migrations are complex, challenging, and intricate operations. When done well though, a migration can unshackle you from legacy decisions, accelerate growth or open up new possibilities for better performance.

This month we will host two inspiring stories of migrations of different kinds. Robin and Stacey from Compare the Market share their experience of moving infrastructure from on-premise to the cloud, while GDS’s Matt Hobbs will cover their long journey to enable HTTP/2 on gov.uk.

Make sure you’re on the zoom by 19:00 London time for the first talk!

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