Issue 135 — September 27, 2017
HAProxy vs NGINX for Load Balancing
The author argues you should never use NGINX for load balancing because of a lack of detailed status/monitoring info out of the box.
The HFT Guy
How Adcash Serves Over 1 Trillion HTTP Reqs Per Month
If you like a look into high traffic stacks, this case study looking over an advertising platform’s system is worth a look.
Web Performance in The Real World: How to Make Fast Sites
An exploration of work the Microsoft Edge team does to help developers build faster sites, and how to think of performance as an investigative activity, beyond a checklist approach.
Debug app errors and slowdowns with Datadog APM
Trace real requests from end to end, across service boundaries, to quickly identify the source of errors or performance bottlenecks.
Sysdig Inspect: A Container Troubleshooting and Security Investigation Tool
An interface for exploring the output of
, a system visibility tool with native support for containers.
Cloudflare's 'Unmetered Mitigation' Policy for DDoS Attacks
Cloudflare makes a bold promise saying they will “no longer terminate customers, regardless of the size of the DDoS attacks they receive…”
Evolution of Data Structures In Yandex.Metrica
How Yandex’s Metrica web analytics service modified their approach to storage, hardware utilization, and efficiency in response to huge growth.
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Google Cloud Announces IPv6 Global Load Balancing GA
AWS Pinpoint Launches Two-Way Text Messaging
Two-way programmatic text messaging is now possible on AWS.
Amazon Web Services
Google Cloud Extends Per Second Billing Support
More Google services get per-second billing, though with a one minute minimum.
Google Cloud Acquires Cloud Identity Management Company Bitium
An AWS Region in the Middle East (Bahrain) Due By 2019
Announcing a Public Preview of PowerShell in Azure Cloud Shell
A Beginner’s Guide to the Docker File
Learn how to work with a Dockerfile and which commands you can run, how to create a Dockerfile and pushing images to the Docker Hub.
Getting Started With Prometheus and CrateDB for Long-Term Storage
is a monitoring and alerting tool and CrateDB is well suited for storing huge amounts of monitoring data.
Code Evaluation with AWS Lambda and API Gateway
Build A Web Service with F# and .NET Core 2.0
F# is a pretty awesome multi-paradigm language.
Getting Started with Building Realtime API Infrastructure
Practical Scalability Analysis with the Universal Scalability Law
The Universal Scalability Law models how systems perform as they grow. This ebook shows how to best use it.
How the Internet Kept Humming During 2 Hurricanes
While millions lost electricity across Florida, data centers largely held firm.
How Event-Driven Architecture is the Wave of the Future
The 80/20 Rule Points to Real Benefits from Containers in Production
23 Videos from DevOpsDays Chicago 2017
The Evolution of Windows Server: What's New in The Latest Release
Monitoring Cloudflare's Planet-Scale Edge Network with Prometheus [PDF]
How Cloudflare use Prometheus for monitoring/alerts/metrics on a global-scale edge network.
nginx-module-vts: NGINX Virtual Host Traffic Status Module
k8s-sql: A Storage Backend for Kubernetes using Go's database/sql