kanka infrastructure

Infrastructure setup (end of 2021)

Let’s look at the infrastructure that helps Kanka run. We’re publishing this article in tandem with Jay’s Setup article.

Hardware running our servers

First things first. Kanka runs primarily on five servers, all located in Germany (Nuremberg).

  • Thumbor
  • Frontend1
  • Frontend2
  • Backend1
  • Backend2

All our servers have 2 vCPUs, 4GB of RAM, and plenty of disk.

Thumbor – generating fast images

Our Thumbor works on generating optimised images for the web. These include making thumbnails of all shapes and sizes used by Kanka. These images are saved on the machine’s network attached disk, and gets reset every few months.