Having spent years running 24×7 internet-facing production systems, I find that the monitoring element of an application delivery environment is often the last item to be addressed and built outside of the application delivery architecture. As we continue to build our application delivery infrastructure in the cloud, having a good monitoring strategy will allow us to arm ourselves with the… Read more →
Wanted to share my thoughts around the launch of Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and my thoughts around what Unified Computing means to me
This particular topic has been on my mind for some time now. If we looked at the evolution of business computing, it looks something like: ’60s & ’70s – Users accessing applications that run on Mainframes through dumb terminals. No need for the management of end-user computing.
Not many people know what LVS is. I ran World Health Organization’s public website (www.who.int) using a pair of Compaq DL360 servers running Linux Virtual Server, which is an open-source load-balancer. And guess what, during SARS, we saw over 14 million hits a day at the peak. While I don’t have the specific cps / concurrent conn numbers (we didn’t… Read more →
Here’s another article that I can really relate to. Typically a standard install of Apache has lots of extra (often unused) features and won’t take full advantage of all system resources. There are all sorts of things you can do (like recompiling to support more concurrent connections, which is what I’ve had to do).