As technology lead at Pozible, Australia’s largest crowdfunding platform, I wanted to formally announce to the Meteor community, the release of our newly built platform (version 2.0). Built with Meteor 1.2, we are actively working on our platform to work towards Pozible Base, a first for the crowdfunding industry. Our current strategy entails upgrading the platform to 1.3/4 in the coming weeks, while working on application performance, UI enhancements and design, plus other important aspects of the platform. So stay tuned.
With an active community of over 500,000 users, Pozible is a true testament to the capabilities of Meteor and what it can do for any startup or business, no matter what the industry.
I can finally say, I thoroughly enjoyed working with the Meteor platform. For us, we had our up’s and down’s but we always managed to find a solution. Whether they are permanent, we don’t know, but so far everything has been promising.
Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or come check out the Pozible platform here: Pozible Site
We built a scalable Kubernetes cluster environment. We use a number of different services to run our production infrastructure and this costs us around $1500 / month on average. The behaviour of our customers is quite interesting, so we generally see a lot of spikes in traffic (depending on the popularity of particular campaigns). At low peak times we don’t nearly see this many users on the site. We’d see around 35,000 sessions a day, on average.
It’s a great piece of software to be interested in!
Over the next few weeks, I’m going to be putting together a blog post on how we built our application including the infrastructure. This will dive a little into the way we’ve used Kubernetes with Meteor and Nginx.
If it helps, I will soon be able to provide configuration samples online, so I’ll keep everyone in the loop. We’re going through a refinery process at the moment so it’d be good to provide a completed configuration once that is done.