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Phil Calcado on Lessons Learnt During SoundCloud's Microservice Migration

by Daniel Bryant on  Mar 15, 2015

At QCon London 2015 Phil Calcado shared lessons learnt from SoundCloud’s move from a monolithic to microservices architecture, and stated that the core requirements for building a microservice platform include developing capabilities for rapid provisioning, basic monitoring and rapid application deployment.

Tumblr Release Genesis, a Tool for Data Center Automation

by Daniel Bryant on  Feb 04, 2015

Tumblr have released Genesis, an open source tool for data center automation that consolidates the process of discovering new machines, reporting hardware details to Tumblr’s Collins inventory management system, and providing a mechanism to perform hardware configuration.

Managing Change with Immutable Servers

by Aslan Brooke on  Aug 14, 2013 3

Immutable servers provide extreme levels of control over system state, however this can require fundamental changes in the views of systems, patterns, deployments, application code, and team structure as Chad Fowler, CTO of, writes in his recent blog post "Trash Your Servers and Burn Your Code: Immutable Infrastructure and Disposable Components".

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