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Part 3 – The Evernote Architecture in GCP and our Technical Transformation

This is Part 3 of a 5-part series on Evernote’s transition to Google Cloud Platform (GCP). To read this series from the beginning, see Part 1. Our System Architecture Our next big decision was to agree on the overall system architecture we would be building towards. We agreed that the following were important requirements/considerations: The Evernote application was architected for all services to run out of a single datacenter site

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Part 1 – The Evernote Service and our options to migrate to Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

Since inception of the service in 2008, Evernote has owned, configured, and maintained its own servers and network. This approach gave us the ability to build the service we wanted the way we wanted to build it. But it was also limiting – difficult to scale, slow to upgrade and expensive to maintain. While the infrastructure we had was well suited to support Evernote at the time, it lacked the

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Serge 1.2 is Out

About this time last year, we released Serge, our continuous localization solution, as an open-source project. During this year we collected some good feedback from users who are experimenting with it and start to use it at their organizations. Based on the feedback, and according to our internal needs, we’ve been constantly improving Serge during this year. While internally we’re using the code directly from the master branch, it makes

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Evernote’s Three Laws of Data Protection [Update]

There are certain things that matter to us, that we fight for, and that define virtually every decision that we make at Evernote. In 2011, we laid them out in our 3 Laws of Data Protection: Your Data is Yours Your Data is Protected Your Data is Portable Over the past few years, we’ve seen a welcome shift across our entire industry towards more transparency around data use, intent, and

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