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Scalable Internet Architectures By Theo Schlossnagle

Scalable Internet Architectures
by Theo Schlossnagle

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This book provides design and operation strategies for open source internet networks. The book should be shelved in the computer section of the bookstore, in the Open Source, Networking, and Linux subsections.

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Scalable Internet Architectures Summary

Scalable Internet Architectures by Theo Schlossnagle

As a developer, you are aware of the increasing concern amongst developers and site architects that websites be able to handle the vast number of visitors that flood the Internet on a daily basis. Scalable Internet Architectures addresses these concerns by teaching you both good and bad design methodologies for building new sites and how to scale existing websites to robust, high-availability websites. Primarily example-based, the book discusses major topics in web architectural design, presenting existing solutions and how they work. Technology budget tight? This book will work for you, too, as it introduces new and innovative concepts to solving traditionally expensive problems without a large technology budget. Using open source and proprietary examples, you will be engaged in best practice design methodologies for building new sites, as well as appropriately scaling both growing and shrinking sites. Website development help has arrived in the form of Scalable Internet Architectures.

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About Theo Schlossnagle

Theo Schlossnagle is a principal at OmniTI Computer Consulting, where he provides

expert consulting services related to scalable internet architectures, database replication,

and email infrastructure. He is the creator of the Backhand Project and the Ecelerity

MTA, and spends most of his time solving the scalability problems that arise in

high-performance and highly distributed systems.

Table of Contents

Contents at a Glance


1 Scaling Up (and Down) 5

2 Principles for Avoiding Failure 11

3 Mission-Critical Environments 25

4 High Availability.
HA! No Downtime?! 37

5 Load Balancing
and the Utter Confusion Surrounding It 61

6 Static Content Serving
for Speed and Glory 75

7 Static Meets Dynamic
Adding Caches to Reduce Costs 105

8 Distributed Databases Are Easy, Just Read the
Fine Print 137

9 Juggling Logs
and Other Circus Tricks 169

10 The Right Tool for the Job 199

A Spread 227

Index 247

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Scalable Internet Architectures by Theo Schlossnagle
Theo Schlossnagle
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Pearson Education (US)
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