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Getting the most out of HAProxy

OCT 16<p>HAProxy is a pretty magical piece of software that we use extensively at Twilio. Today we are going to walk through our haproxy configuration …

Surge 2013: Maximizing Scalability, Resiliency, and Engineering Velocity in the Cloud

Surge 2013 presentation which covers how Netflix maximizes engineering velocity while keeping risks to scalability, reliability, and performance in check.

Klaus Schulz comments on Salesforce Architecture - How they Handle 1.3 Billion Transactions a Day

What does the stack look like now? How has it grown? What is new, what got dropped? The Software stack must have been overhauled several …

Paypal has rebuilt Netflix’s cloud-management system for OpenStack

Netflix (s nflx) has built up a cult following in the IT world for the work it has done developing software that bends the Amazon(s amzn) Web …

Ansible

Quantum Mechanics

Quick analysis of the Ceph IO layer

| Comments | Tag: ceph<p>The goal of this little analysis was to determine the overhead generated by Ceph. One important point was also to estimate the …

Google swaps out MySQL, moves to MariaDB

<b>Updated</b> Google is migrating its MySQL systems over to MariaDB, allowing the search company to get away from the Oracle-backed open source …

Oracle plugs OpenStack into its cloud

<b>OpenWorld</b> Oracle has adopted the open source OpenStack cloud technology for its upcoming public cloud service, but though the company has made many …

Don't use Hadoop - your data isn't that big

"So, how much experience do you have with Big Data and Hadoop?" they asked me. I told them that I use Hadoop all the time, but rarely for jobs larger …

Facebook explains secrets of building hugely scalable sites

Facebook, which joined up with Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm, and Samsung to launch Internet.org a few weeks ago, has already produced something for the ostensibly public-minded initiative.<p>It has published a white paper detailing some of its secrets to success.<p>Internet.org launched on …

Open Source Cloud Computing Software

<b>We are celebrating the 8th birthday of OpenStack with the entire OpenStack community during July! OpenStack is an integration engine for diverse</b> …

RT @OpenStackBook: Writing OpenStack HA chapter, incl using #Galera for #MySQL using @severalnines ClusterControl. Awesome software. http://t.co/KpFFYDgIFB

Our little cloud boxes

A lot of people have been visiting our table in the OSCON Hack Zone — mostly because of the presence of our Little Black Boxes.The common question …

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Randy Bias: OpenStack Needs Amazon APIs To Drive Hybrid Clouds

With his outspoken views on the widespread disruption caused by cloud computing, Cloudscaling CEO Randy Bias has forged a reputation as one of the …

OpenStack Celebrates 3 Years of Building Open Source Cloud Platform

Today, OpenStack turns 3. The open source Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform, released under the Apache license, launched in July 2010 with …

Save Space: The Final Frontier - Erasure Codes With OpenStack Swift

Today we’re really excited to announce an initiative to introduce erasure codes in OpenStack Swift. Swift currently uses replicas, but a question has …

Configuring HAProxy as a SwiftStack Load Balancer - SwiftStack

When we work with our customers on setting up SwiftStack storage clouds, we tend to spend a fair bit of time advising how to integrate load …

Netflix dives into AWS usage monitoring with Ice

There is no shortage of tools that measure and monitor Amazon Web Services (s amzn) usage and spending; check out Cloudyn, Cloudability, Newvem, …

Mirantis releases Fuel for OpenStack 3.0 - The H Open: News and Features

Mirantis has announced version 3.0 of its Fuel deployment tools for OpenStack. The tools are based around the open source Fuel Library. Mirantis, …

OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook

4th Edition Cover<p><b>It is with immense pleasure that we bring to you the 4th Edition of the OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook by Packt …

OpenStack Governance

OpenStack Governance - Why it's Different, Why it's Working<p>OpenStack is the platform upon which Rackspace has built its open cloud. The …

Google Cloud Platform Opens To General Availability With 3 Million Applications, New Pricing And PHP

Google announced today at I/O that it made Google Cloud Platform generally available, marking a milestone for the cloud community and the real arrival of a giant to contend with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and its pay-as-you-go pricing.<p>The service, now with 3 million apps, is now open to any …