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The CLOUD is real… now what?

The CLOUD is upon you In 2011 many were still wondering if the CLOUD really meant anything in terms of technology, dollars, and or cents. Looking back on 2011 all I can see is a whirl of nebulocity surrounding what-is

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Posted in cloud computing, Test-Driven DevOps Design

Benchmarking Nginx in the cloud

Summary 11,969 http requests handled @ 84 nanoseconds across 100 concurrent connections? Yeah. Here’s what happened: root@ip-10-161-82-11:/var/www/nginx-default# ab -n 1000000 -c100 http://localhost:80/ This is ApacheBench, Version 2.3 Copyright 1996 Adam Twiss, Zeus Technology Ltd, http://www.zeustech.net/ Licensed to The Apache Software

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Posted in cloud computing, performance analysis

What do you expect?

In the future, computers will be more and more portable and the networks that connect computers together will be much faster. Data will be centralized for the purposes of logical integrity. This requires that networks be made fast, reliable, and

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Posted in cloud computing

Scalability: Facebook Releases HipHop – An Open Source PHP to C++ Transformer

Facebook is written mostly in PHP, which generally scales well for most sites. Large scale web sites can greatly reduce memory resource utilization as well as CPU resource utilization by eliminating unused and inefficient code instructions. Although PHP is considered

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Securely Setting Unix File Permissions for Magento

Are you getting this error during the installation of Magento? Fatal error: Call to a member function children() on a non-object … The most common reason for this error message is that the Magento Installation script is trying to access

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Posted in eCommerce