Xervo is shutting down on April 28th, 2017
In January of this year, Tangible assumed ownership of Xervo (formerly Modulus). Our objective with the acquisition was to clean-up infrastructure inefficiencies, introduce a new monetization path in the public cloud and bring the product back to a healthy baseline before focusing again on growth in the public cloud and enterprise platforms. As is often the case with SaaS businesses, our ability to overcome the risk inherent in the product would hinge out the outcome of a few big-bets made in mid-to-late 2016 as we were preparing to assume ownership.
Unfortunately, those bets did not pan out the way we had anticipated. After careful analysis and reflection, we've made the tough decision to cease operations of the Xervo Platform, effective April 28th, 2017 at 10 am CST. After that time, all apps and database hosts will be taken offline.
This was not an easy decision for us, and is one we do not take lightly. The small team that chose to take Xervo independent did so because we believe in the product and we believe in you, our customers. While things did not work out as we planned, we are happy to have been able to give the product a longer life than it would have had otherwise.
We know that you have put your trust in Modulus and Xervo over the years to host important and mission-critical applications, and that this decision will impact your business. In order to lessen this impact, we wanted to provide as much advance notice as possible, and arm you with what you need to get your apps and databases migrated to a new host. As a part of this process, we have approached our friends over at Zeit to see if they would be interested in hosting your sites and apps, and they graciously agreed. We're big fans of Zeit and Now and think you'll love running your apps on their platform.
If you have an existing app on Xervo that you need to migrate, we've prepared a doc to help get you up and running on Zeit that you can see here. If you have a MongoDB database, we recommend moving to Atlas, a hosted solution from the folks at MongoDB. We've prepared a doc that will help you export your existing DB from Xervo and get it moved to Atlas as well.
The Zeit team has also set-up a special #xervo channel in their Public Slack Community where members of the Zeit team will be on hand to answer migration-related questions. In addition to our docs, the Zeit team has also created the following migration guides:
In addition, the folks at NodeChef and Galaxy have reached out and offered to help you migrate your projects. Both have migration docs that should come in handy if you’re looking for a host that specializes in running Meteor apps:
As a heads up, please expect to receive one final invoice from us on April 28th for costs incurred in the month of April.
Once again, we'll be shutting things down on April 28th, 2017, so please make sure to move your apps, migrate your databases and update your DNS entries before that time. We'll be unable to provide database backups or project source restoration after that time, so it's critical that you plan to move things as soon as possible.
Thanks for your time, and for being a Xervo customer,
The Xervo TeamContinue onto the Dashboard