From bare-metal to Kubernetes

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This is a guest post by Hugues Alary , Lead Engineer at Betabrand , a retail clothing company and crowdfunding platform, based in San Francisco. Early infrastructure. Hardware infrastructure.

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Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For February 8th, 2019

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According to 451 Research’s Voice of the Enterprise: Data & Analytics, 28% of businesses run analytics on their employee behavior data, roughly the same number that analyze IT infrastructure data. Retail investors have to put their money somewhere. Wake up!

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CPDoS Attacks: Why Global Monitoring Is Essential for Web Performance Management


Applications can be serverless , with entirely ephemeral infrastructure that changes each time. Because your app doesn’t exist in a single place, how your visitors are accessing your app decides what pieces of your application and infrastructure are used.

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London Calling! An AWS Region is coming to the UK!

All Things Distributed

We are committed to meeting our customers’ increasing needs for capacity and for powerful AWS services that eliminate the heavy lifting of the underlying IT infrastructure -- allowing them to focus more of their precious resources on their core business.

Monitoring: Why focus on the end user experience?


I recently was asked the following question by an online retailer: “Why should I invest in monitoring the user experience when I already have monitoring for our database, infrastructure, app server, and network?”. Or are you an eCommerce retailer?”

We’re ready for the holidays, are you?


For most retail customers, this weekend marks one of the busiest times of the year. While many have been and continue to load test their applications and infrastructure to ensure stability, others are readying their sites for holiday promotions and new offers. Dynatrace news.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For August 3rd, 2018

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David Rosenthal : The margins on AWS, averaging 24.75% over the last twelve quarters, are what enables Amazon to run the US retail business averaging under 3% margin and the international business averaging -3.7%

Institutional Innovation - I Have a Dream

Edge Perspectives

Let me start by clarifying that the transformation I’m focused on isn’t the transformation involved in moving from one business to another (let’s say, moving from being a retailer to becoming a clothing manufacturer). Today they are an unnatural bundle of three very different and often conflicting business types: infrastructure management, product innovation and commercialization, and customer relationship businesses.

World’s Top Web Performance Leaders To Watch


Author of the Pocket Guide to Web Performance and co-author of Using WebPageTest , Andy is an independent web performance consultant in the UK who has helped many leading retailers, newspapers and financial companies make their sites faster.

'Paris s'éveille'! Introducing the AWS EU (Paris) Region

All Things Distributed

Today, I'm happy to announce that the AWS EU (Paris) Region, our 18th technology infrastructure Region globally, is now generally available for use by customers worldwide. Now, we're opening an infrastructure Region with three Availability Zones.

Nines are not enough: meaningful metrics for clouds

The Morning Paper

It also treats all outages as equal, whereas an outage on Black Friday for a retailer is much worse than an outage on a quiet day of the year. Nines are not enough: meaningful metrics for clouds Mogul & Wilkes, HotOS’19. It’s hard to define good SLOs, especially when outcomes aren’t fully under the control of any single party. The authors of today’s paper should know a thing or two about that: Jeffrey Mogul and John Wilkes at Google 1 !

Expanding the AWS Cloud: Introducing the AWS Europe (London) Region

All Things Distributed

In November 2015, Amazon Web Services announced that it would launch a new AWS infrastructure region in the United Kingdom. You can learn more about how we help connect the world to the cloud at AWS Global Infrastructure

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How to Easily Deploy an IMDG in the Cloud

ScaleOut Software

Cloud-based applications enjoy the unique elasticity that cloud infrastructures provide. Leveraging cloud-based metadata to automate the configuration process lets the application ignore the details of the IMDG’s infrastructure and easily access its scalable storage and computing power.

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Scaling Amazon ElastiCache for Redis with Online Cluster Resizing

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Whether it is gaming, adtech, travel, or retail—speed wins, it's simple. Our retail customers have shared similar challenges about managing workload surges and declines driven by big sale events.

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Expanding the Cloud: More memory, more caching and more performance for your data

All Things Distributed

Since you now have lots of choices to address your high performance database needs, I decided to write this blog to help you select the most appropriate services for your workload using lessons I have learnt by scaling the infrastructure for

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A Decade of Dynamo: Powering the next wave of high-performance, internet-scale applications

All Things Distributed

Our straining database infrastructure on Oracle led us to evaluate if we could develop a purpose-built database that would support our business needs for the long term. In support of Amazon Prime Day 2017, the biggest day in Amazon retail history, DynamoDB served over 12.9

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10 Lessons from 10 Years of Amazon Web Services

All Things Distributed

This was a lesson we had already learned from our experiences with Amazon retail, but it became even more important for AWS’s API-centric business. The epoch of AWS is the launch of Amazon S3 on March 14, 2006, now almost 10 years ago.

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Dutch Enterprises and The Cloud

All Things Distributed

By offloading the task of managing infrastructure to AWS Essent is able to spend more time on innovating on behalf of their customers to help them in their energy usage. This spring I travelled through Europe for the AWS Global Summit series.

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Tech: From Owning to Renting - to Owning Again?

The Agile Manager

In the 1970s, the predominant business strategy was vertical integration: own the value chain from raw materials to retail outlets. A retailer, for example, should concentrate on sourcing merchandise to sell and developing the outlets through which to sell it, but rent the accountants, IT, back-office staff and real estate to operate and administrate the business.

Capitalizing Tech in a Cloud / SaaS / Continuous Delivery World

The Agile Manager

First, Cloud, SaaS and BYOD change software and infrastructure from capital investments to rent expenses. retailers) and asset-heavy finance companies (e.g., Around 2010, when US companies could count on a recovering domestic economy, a weak US dollar, and growing emerging market economies, CFOs didn't need to work that hard to flatter the income statement.

Separating Utility from Value Add

The Agile Manager

Retail banking serves largely a utilitarian purpose in an economy. Nor is the common division of IT into "infrastructure" and "application development" the dividing line between utility and value-add. Not all infrastructure is utility, and not all app dev is value add. Similarly, payment processing is perhaps not something that a retail site wants to invest money into development of, so it contracts to get those services.