Artifact Uprising takes 5 Billion Images to AWS w/DualSpark and Chef

Our friends (and certified partners) at DualSpark (a Datapipe company) do tremendous work providing solutions for moving to, and getting the most from, AWS. Recently the team at VSCO Artifact Uprising (looking to turn your Instagram feed into a gorgeous lookbook? They’re your people) called DualSpark for help with a major project: moving an infrastructure supporting 30 million monthly active users consuming 5 billion images to AWS.

The kicker? The small, scrappy Artifact Uprising team didn’t have any bandwidth to make the move.

Enter DualSpark.


DualSpark delivered a solution leveraging strategic services and Chef to seamlessly migrate Artifact Uprising from its existing environment to AWS.

“DualSpark inspired a lot of confidence, and their team clearly had the technological expertise. Between those two things, we felt they could get the job done.” — Zo Obradovic, VP of Engineering at VSCO.

Since the Artifact Uprising team was already using Chef to not only configure their servers, but also developer machines, DualSpark was able to quickly get the project moving and use Chef’s automation platform to help drive a rapid and successful migration.

Want to know more? Considering a move to AWS? Chef and DualSpark are here for you.

Lucas Welch

Former Chef Employee