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govuk-aws: 29. Combine api-redis into backend-redis

Date: 2017-09-14




We currently have 3 Redis instances that we run in Elasticache:

  • backend-redis
  • logs-redis
  • api-redis

Most applications use backend-redis, the logging cluster uses logs-redis (which should soon be replaced), and Rummager uses api-redis.

This was traditionally the case because Rummager lived in a different vDC to redis-1/redis-2, but this is no longer a concern in AWS.


Update Rummager configuration so it uses backend-redis, and remove api-redis.


Everything relying on a single redis instance could potentially have impact if there is an issue with that Elasticache instance.

We will save money on not running multiple Elasticache instances.