Netflix offers another sophisticated cloud management tool to open source. This time its Asgard, which you can use to deploy massive code projects to Amazon Web Services.
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.
When Netflix teamed with Internet Server maker NGINX to design the open source servers for its content delivery network (CDN), it turned out to be a good match for all concerned — including ISPs who got low-maintenance, highly efficient servers and users who should get smoother streaming of Netflix content.
Netflix has announced its open sourcing its set of “Monkey” web site fault testing tools and you would be foolish to not at least check them out. These tools let you test your site under worst-case scenario conditions.
One recently established government agency had the luxury of building its IT infrastructure from the ground up, and it chose open source software whenever possible. It also is open sourcing its custom code as a way of giving back to the community.
Acquia announced a series of tools this week to help monitor, manage and maintain Drupal websites, proving that monitoring is going mainstream.
You might be surprised to learn that the biggest Internet properties tend to build their own tools, rather than buying them off the shelf from established vendors, but whether that approach could work for your company depends on a lot of factors.
While attending the O’Reilly Velocity Conference last week I noted five trends related to web site monitoring and this post outlines my findings.