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DevOps Day: When Success is 99% Failover – How Availability Can Persist in the AWS Cloud When Network Events Also Persist in an EC2 / RDS Region

Some might refer to today as a DevOps Day… and to those who haven’t figured out their failover strategy, today might seem like the day the cloud stood still. But if you’re familiar with Internet service at large, you’ve seen

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Posted in cloud computing, content distribution, Test-Driven DevOps Design

Coming Soon: MaxCDN integration extensions for Magento.

MaxCDN is a commercial Content Delivery Network (a.k.a Content Distribution Network) used by highly trafficked web sites including @Mashable. It costs roughly $40 per month to host one Terabyte of data (that comes out to 1000 gigabytes if you’re a

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Posted in content distribution, eCommerce

Browser Response: Scaling Rails Applications in the Cloud by Making Use of Content Distribution Networks

Test page responsiveness with: Firebug (Firefox plugin) tells you how long it takes to load each web component. If you decide to use Firebug, then also install page speed for Firebug. In Safari you can check show develop menu and

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Posted in content distribution