Evernote: “Until now, Evernote has owned, configured, and maintained its own servers and networks. This approach gave us the ability to build the service we wanted the way we wanted to build it. But it is also limiting—expensive to maintain, slow to upgrade, and difficult to scale. And while the infrastructure we have now is perfectly suited to support Evernote as it runs today, it lacks the speed and flexibility we need for tomorrow.”
It’s interesting to see Evernote make this move. It almost feels like they’re hoping Google will purchase them. We’ve all heard that Evernote is in trouble and only time will tell if there’s anything to that rumor.
Evernote has maintained their own hardware all this time and decided to go to hosted. On the flip side we see Dropbox move the exact opposite direction. Opting to move from Amazon Cloud Services to their own hosted infrastructure.
I’m a big fan of Evernote. It’s one of those rare applications I use everyday. It will be interesting to see how this goes.