Monthly Archives: February 2007

The Comprehensive Erlang Archive Network

Just as a technical aside (from all this “website” talk), the Comprehensive Erlang Archive Network (site) has launched and looks great. It’s our preferred way of getting things like ejabberd and tsung installed on our systems. We contribute the “SunOS” (Solaris) packages to the project, so have fun.

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A brief update with some numbers for hardware load-balanced mongrels

Back in August, I posted about a good-sized evaluation I was going to start doing about the horizontal scaling of different proxy engines and load-balancers across lots of mongrels. But in short, we’ve stayed with F5’s BIG-IPs for at least one additional reason beyond their ability to handled gigabits of traffic across many many backend […]

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The 10% “rule” for infrastructure costs

I was reading GigaOM the other day, specifically Google’s 2006 Money Shot, $10 billion in revenues, and his quote from Google’s earning release caught my eye: Other cost of revenues, which is comprised primarily of data center operational expenses, as well as credit card processing charges, increased to $307 million, or 10% of revenues, in […]

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Jason Hoffman will be doing a tutorial at RailsConf 2007 in Portland

I’ll be doing a half-day tutorial at RailsConf 2007 Thursday morning titled Scaling a Rails Application from the Bottom Up. The abstract is: Ruby On Rails is an opinionated framework for developing web applications and has a considerable amount of flexibility in the back end. While the framework is quite successful in removing the need […]

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