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Building an Impenetrable ZooKeeper

Posted by Kathleen Ting  on  Feb 13, 2013 1

Kathleen Ting details 8 misconfigurations that can bring ZooKeeper down.

Service-Orientation for ITIL

Posted by Filippos Santas  on  Jan 28, 2013

Filippos Santas explains how to apply service-orientation principles, patterns, processes and SOA governance precepts to ITIL's service lifecycle stages, key processes and activities.

How Percona Helps MySQL Succeed in the Cloud

Posted by Koa McCullough  on  Dec 29, 2012

Koa McCullough presents best practices for running Percona Server and MySQL in the cloud, cloud backups using EBS, Xtrabackup and S3, using Percona Toolkit to simplify operations, and XtraDB Cluster.

Postgres Demystified

Posted by Craig Kerstiens  on  Dec 29, 2012

Craig Kerstiens presents the history of Postgres, the basics of developing with Postgres, notes on its performance, and tips on querying it.

Scaling Tumblr

Posted by Ken Little  on  Dec 18, 2012

Ken Little discusses the architecture and infrastructure employed by Tumblr.

Building and Delivering Next Generation Developer Services Using Private Cloud Infrastructure

Posted by Chris Pinkham  on  Dec 10, 2012

Chris Pinkham explains how to create an automated scalable self-service infrastructure based on principles used by Amazon to build their cloud services.

Taking Time Seriously

Posted by Bryan O'Sullivan  on  Dec 06, 2012

Bryan O'Sullivan introduces some of the technologies pioneered in the Haskell community to streamline software development and reduce operational costs, while producing beautiful code.

Infrastructure as Code

Posted by Gareth Rushgrove  on  Nov 15, 2012

Gareth Rushgrove offers advice, code samples, and introduces tools - Puppet, Chef and CloudFormation – helpful for automating every infrastructure operations.

Runaway Complexity in Big Data, and a Plan to Stop It

Posted by Nathan Marz  on  Oct 25, 2012

Nathan Marz outlines several sources of complexity introduced in data systems - Lack of human fault-tolerance, Conflation of data and queries, Schemas done wrong - and what can be done to avoid them.

Polyglot Parallelism: A Case Study in Using Erlang and Ruby at Rackspace

Posted by Phil Toland  on  Oct 02, 2012

Phil Toland discusses using Erlang and Ruby providing backup for 20k network devices running in 8 datacenters across 3 continents for Rackspace’s operations.

"Big Data" and the Future of DevOps

Posted by Ram Singh  on  Aug 24, 2012 2

Ram C Singh discusses using Big Data for infrastructure telemetry along with good practices and an autonomic engine to create an autonomic computing infrastructure that might prevent downtime.

How AppFog Built a PaaS around CloudFoundry

Posted by Jeremy Voorhis  on  Jul 23, 2012

Jeremy Voorhis introduces PaaS and CloudFoundry, then explains how AppFog built their own PaaS on top of CloudFoundry.

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