As Nasdaq learned an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and when you fail to take precautions, in certain instances it can prove not only embarrassing, but costly too.
Facebook has joined Netflix in offering edge servers to ISPs to help break content delivery bottlenecks around its growing photo collection. And your company could learn from Facebook’s highly efficient approach.
Legacy systems present a whole set of problems when you are trying to implement new systems, and the way these older systems interact with the new ones, just might cause a performance issue.
When Facebook engineers faced a monumental monitoring problem, they went to work on it themselves and developed a custom tool to help them sift through all the monstrous data store.
When two large service providers like Facebook and Twitter expand their data centers, you should pay attention because their goals — keeping their services running smoothly — are not that different from yours.
Zynga plans to transition from hosting mostly on Amazon to its own private cloud later this year, but will they up to the taks of monitoring a system and dealing with all of the problems inherent in that?