updated 11:56 am EDT, Wed October 17, 2012
Pirate Bay moves servers to the cloud and into multiple countries
BitTorrent site Pirate Bay has made a critical move in order to better serve its users and protect itself from authorities. It will now host all files in the cloud, with the host servers littered around the world. The benefits include cost savings, quicker uploads, and make any police raids much more difficult and unlikely.
According to TorrentFreak, the site also has backups and is hiding the location of the servers. It is currently hosted at cloud-hosting companies in two countries, running on a few Virtual Machine instances.
Thanks to the Virtual Machines, complexity and operation costs are said to be reduced as well. It also allows flexibility to move from one cloud provider to another.
Carried over are the load balancer and transit routers that will hide the location of the cloud provider and secure the privacy of the site's users. The load balancer isn't located in the same country as the transit router or cloud servers, reps from The Pirate Bay revealed.