Why Sourcegraph switched from cloud SaaS to on-premises, self-hosted software

“Trust is great. Control is better.” — German proverb

In December 2017, Sourcegraph went from being a traditional cloud-hosted Software as a Service (SaaS) product to an on-premises, self-hosted product. This blog post covers what drove our decision and what challenges we encountered. It explains why we still believe that on-premises and self-hosted are the best way to ensure the success of a product dealing with sensitive customer data. We will focus on the technical benefits and challenges of this…