The Puppet 3 Beginner’s Guide is the perfect introduction to Puppet 3 for complete beginners, taking you from download and installation to completely automating your infrastructure with Puppet.
The Puppet 3 Cookbook takes you beyond the basics to explore the full power of Puppet, showing you in detail how to tackle a variety of real-world problems and applications.
Resilience, uptime and high-demand strategies.
Migrating Drupal sites without downtime using an ingenious combination of DNS switchover and proxying.
A review of the various HA solutions available for MySQL.
The idea is to allow only that much traffic through to your system which your system can handle successfully.
Everyone knows that problems always seem to happen when you are asleep, on holiday or away from your computer.
That awesome load-balanced, redundant, no-single-point-of-failure stack you’ve built? Yeah, doesn’t do you much good when the lights go out. In my experience, the worst, most sustained downtime has always been caused by power issues.
Why Github uses ldirectord for high-demand load-balancing.
Preparing your infrastructure for unexpected traffic spikes and ‘Slashdotting’, with caching, proxying and denormalisation of data.
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