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Nine Ways to Stay Up and Running on Cyber Monday

November 16th, 2013

Many businesses still rely on round-robin DNS to distribute load due to its simple setup, but getting behind a proper load-balancing solution takes very little time and is worth every penny. Remember, this is the first thing in-bound customers will hit, so make sure you have invested the small amount of time and money to do things right. Read More ›

Software’s eating the world, and devs are serving up the meal

November 14th, 2013

It’s been well documented that software is eating the world, but what might not be as obvious is that developers are the ones serving up the meal. Given the networked computer and the Internet, older business models and operational assumptions are becoming less relevant. Software engineers who are feeding the beast need tools to deliver the next tasty morsel to ravenous end users. This model has turned the mobile and web app markets into instant, competitive feature bake-offs. So the question… Read More ›

USENIX: Flame graph shows system performance in a new light

November 8th, 2013

Brendan Gregg, lead performance engineer at cloud provider Joyent, has developed a visualization technique called a flame graph that can be effective for charting how system resources such as CPUs and memory are used. Read More ›

Brendan Gregg's "Systems Performance: Enterprise and the Cloud"

November 5th, 2013

A new performance reference was needed, and I eagerly waited for something that thoroughly covered modern, distributed computing performance issues from the ground up. Well, there's a new classic now, authored yet again by Brendan Gregg, former Solaris kernel engineer at Sun and now Lead Performance Engineer at Joyent. Read More ›

Hires and promotions - Nov 6

November 5th, 2013

Joyent hired Brett Newsome as chief financial officer. Newsome was previously CFO at GoGrid. Read More ›

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