FamilySearch was searching for “how to do Docker right”. As a company, they had embraced Docker in its earliest forms when it first became popular. The organization started to look at Docker as a much more efficient VM, and were using traditional data center strategies for orchestration. Their web apps were being deployed in a cloud solution that was separated logically from the rest of their microservices, which was painful and added latency.
FamilySearch allows users to preserve and share precious family memories. Users are able to bring their family history to life by being able to search for their ancestors in millions of historical records, discover their place in history with a Family Tree feature, and upload/share memories as well as recipes and photos. It provides people an easy way to preserve their genealogy online as well as see what others have contributed, and share their own family stories. Some records span back as far as 1000 years! They are a non-profit, and help many people connect to their past with the help of many contributors.